Press Releases

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce its new Director of Commercial Marketing, Gary Fike. Fike’s primary responsibilities will be to plan and direct marketing programs with a focus on increasing demand for Red Angus genetics.
“Gary brings to the Association not only a vast amount of knowledge in the beef industry, but has experience in connecting producers, feedlots and packers to reach a high-quality endpoint,” said Twig Marston, Association CEO.
Almost 200 Red Angus enthusiasts traveled to Savannah, Ga., for the 61st annual Red Angus National Convention Sept.
Red Angus producers from Texas to Montana reported 954 head of Red Angus cattle that reached tremendous yield and quality combinations earning them the title of Grid Master in 2014.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) welcomes Harold Bertz as its new Director of Business Development. A Missouri native, Bertz will play an integral role in increasing the demand for Red Angus genetics. 
“Harold brings vision and fresh ideas to the Red Angus Association,” said Twig Marston, Association chief executive officer. “He is dedicated to his work, the beef industry and the Red Angus breed.
Chessie Garrett of Justin, Texas, recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) in the registration department after completing an internship with the Association this summer.
Garrett is currently a junior at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where she is pursuing a degree in animal science and is an active member of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Block and Bridle. Garrett grew up around a cow-calf operation in Mt.
Each year, members of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) elect their fellow breeders to serve the RAAA and continue to advance its mission. This year, members elected Kim Ford, Bertrand, Neb., to serve as the 30th president of the RAAA. 
Ford and her husband Scott own and operate Cross Diamond Cattle Co.
Troy and Annette Presser, Presser Red Angus, Turtle Lake, N.D., have founded scholarships for youth to participate in national Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) leadership events in loving memory of their daughter, Heather.
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.