Press Releases

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.

Mary Otley of Diamond, Ore., was recognized as the Personality of the Year at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Nov. 1-2. Frank Wedel of Leoti, Kan., presented the award.

Jim Davis of Boise, Idaho, was honored with the John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Nov. 1-2. Ryan Ludvigson of Billings, Mont., and Red Angus Association of America CEO Greg Comstock presented the award.

Skinner Ranch of Jordan Valley, Ore., received the Commercial Producer of the Year Award from the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Nov. 1 – 2. Larry Lorenzen of Pendelton, Ore., presented the award to the Skinner family – Bob and Karen, son Silas and wife Tracy, and son Mike and wife Kelsi.

Cross Diamond Cattle Co., of Bertrand, Neb., received the Breeder of the Year Award from the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Nov. 1 – 2. Barry Horsley of Stringtown, Okla., presented the award to the Scott and Kim Ford and their daughters Johanna and Marie.

“Profit $implified” Cattlemen’s Seminar

Convention activities kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the “Profit … $implified” Commercial Cattlemen’s Seminar. Attendees listened to Journalist and Public Lands Consultant Andy Rieber who discussed managing the media and bringing forth agriculture’s good story. Tom Brink of Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC, addressed profit drivers in the feeding industry, and RAAA Director of Breed Improvement Larry Keenan reviewed advancements in multi-breed EPDs and economically relevant traits. RAAA CEO Greg Comstock explored heterosis and breed complimentarity in crossbreeding systems.

Success – whether in a breed association or a football team – starts with a set of core values on which to guide decisions and actions. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) celebrated a successful year, increased marketing program enrollments and expanded market share during the Red Angus National Convention held in Reno, Nev., Oct. 31 – Nov. 1.