Press Releases

Seedstock producers and enthusiasts from across the country joined together at the annual Young Guns Conference June 17 – 19 in Loveland, Colo., to network and learn how they could advance the reliability, trustworthiness and overall value of their seedstock for their customers – the cow-calf producers, the feeders and the packers. 

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will host its 60th Annual National Convention Sept. 11-13 in Lewistown, Mont. This year’s convention – themed “Diamonds in the Big Sky” – will be held at the Yogo Inn with a separate Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium taking place at the Fergus County Fairgrounds. Post-convention events are scheduled for Sept. 14.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) are again teaming up to gather forward-thinking producers at the annual Young Guns Conference, July 17 – 19, in Loveland, Colo.

The conference offers a combination of speakers, interactive discussions, tours and relationship-building activities between cattlemen and national staff.

As with any successful business endeavor, setting goals and maintaining a program’s health will enhance profitability. Cattle producers and industry professionals explored these aspects of profitability at the “Manage For Profit” symposium that kicked off the annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention on June 12 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

McKenzie Smith, of Sonora, Texas, recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) as the media and public relations coordinator, and will focus on enhancing communications and relations with stakeholders while sharing the Red Angus story within the industry.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism from Texas A&M University and completed a multi-faceted internship each year with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, including an editorial internship and a public relations internship.

Loosli Red Angus of Ashton, Idaho, received the 2012 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Pioneer Breeder of the Year Award at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Oct. 31 – Nov. 2.

Chuck Feddes of Manhattan, Mont., longtime friend and fellow Red Angus seedstock producer, presented the award to the late Lynn Loosli, and Brian and Karen Loosli, owners and operators of Loosli Red Angus. Feddes said of Loosli, “Brian has done an outstanding job of carrying on the tradition and of building this herd.”

Join the fun, meet new friends and explore Red Angus in eastern Montana with the National Junior Red Angus Association (JRA).

The 2013 Junior Red Angus Association Round-Up is set against the Big Sky Country backdrop and will feature tours of Red Angus ranches, beef research facilities and the Midland Bull Test. Juniors will also compete in national contests and participate in fun activities.

American Simmental Association (ASA) and the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) are pleased to announce to beef industry stakeholders that their joint, multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) now includes the data of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA). The addition of Gelbvieh data to the Spring 2013 EPDs pushes the multi-breed dataset to over 11.5 million animal records, and includes four of the seven largest beef breeds in North America - Canadian Angus Association (CAA) having been included since the onset of this multi-breed collaboration.

While cattle producers are forced to play the hand they are dealt, it’s important to realize that a strategically played trump card can win the game. The drought-stricken, high-input-cost environment in which producers are currently operating results in profitability being determined by how successful producers add value to their calf crop.

Join leaders of all segments of the beef supply chain to discuss current and futuristic strategies that producers of all sizes can implement now to ensure a profitable future. 

Tim Whitley, Horton, Ala., was elected president of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Nov 1-2.  Previously he served as a director for Area 8 – Southeast and on the executive committee as Second Vice President.