Press Releases

It’s time to mark your calendars for the annual Junior Red Angus Association’s (JRA) Round-Up event on June 22-27, 2015 in Bismarck, N.D.

Each summer, National Junior Red Angus (JRA) members from across the United States and Canada have the opportunity to build friendships, gain industry knowledge, and communication skills during the annual summer Round-Up. The 2014 event – themed “California Dreamin’” – took place June 24-28 in Sacramento, Calif.

The weeklong event is not just a chance to meet breeders and travel the country. It combines cattle tours, educational programs, Junior Board elections and a variety of educational contests.

Members of the National Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) recently elected six young men and women to represent the Red Angus breed as the National JRA Board of Directors. Elections were conducted during the JRA annual business meeting held during the 2014 Round-Up event June 28 at McPhee Red Angus in Lodi, Calif.

The 2014-2015 JRA Board of Directors are: Rachel Davis, Montpelier, Va.; Kevin Tlach, Britt, Iowa; John Nelson, Chickasha, Okla.; Jaclyn Ketchum, Plevna, Mont.; Anna Miller, Linden, Calif.; and Madelyn Mushrush, Strong City, Kan.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) was well represented at the 46th annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention in Lincoln, Neb., June 18-21. At the end of the annual meeting, BIF leaders changed hands and elected the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Craig Bieber of Leola, S.D., and Joe Mushrush of Strong City, Kan., will assume new roles within the federation. 

Schuler Red Angus of Bridgeport, Neb., was named the 2014 Seedstock Producer of the Year at the 46th annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention held June 18-21, in Lincoln, Neb.

Located in the panhandle of western Nebraska, Schuler Red Angus was founded in 1959 by Darrell and Mary Lou Schuler. In 1976, they started a registered Red Angus herd to develop genetics for the ranch’s commercial herd and provide seedstock for neighboring ranches.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to welcome the addition of its new registry specialist, Lori Ireland.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the addition of its new member services specialist, Katie Teague. A Tennessee native, Teague will play an essential role in handling the association’s membership department. 

Teague was raised in Shelbyville, Tenn., where she showed and judged all species of livestock. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree from Kansas State University in agricultural economics. 

As the busy bull-buying season approaches, Red Angus stakeholders are now armed with updated selection tools to assist them in bull battery purchases to enhance their own herds’ genetics for long-term productivity and profitability. 

Red Angus producers from Texas to Oregon reported 758 head of Red Angus cattle that reached tremendous yield and quality combinations earning them the title of Grid Master in 2013. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recognized these Grid Master award winners at its 60th National Convention in Lewistown, Mont., this fall.

Anderson Land & Cattle Co., of Oberlin, Kan., won the prestigious Grid Master Award for raising and feeding Red Angus cattle that meet and exceed strict carcass quality specifications. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) announced its 2013 Grid Master awards during the 60th National Convention in Lewiston, Mont., this fall.