Press Releases

2012 Red Angus National Convention

February 16, 2013

“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…

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Cross Diamond Breeder of the Year

February 16, 2013

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.…

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Skinner Ranch named Commercial Producer of the Year

February 16, 2013

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,…

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Davis honored with John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award

February 16, 2013

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. Davis is one of Superior Livestock Auction’s most successful representatives and has…

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Otley recognized as Personality of the Year

February 16, 2013

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. “Mary is one of the most intriguing people I have ever met,” said Wedel. When Mary’s future husband Harry started courting the young…

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Whitley elected to lead Red Angus Association of America

February 16, 2013

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. Whitley’s family has raised Red Angus since 1965. Both of…

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Multi-breed EPD base simplifies selection

October 19, 2012

Both the availability of time and the proficiency to digest increasing volumes of information have evolved into two of ranchers’ greatest challenges – perhaps nowhere more pronounced than in making genetic selection decisions. Through foresight and cooperation, the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) have partnered to assist producers…

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Red Angus EPDs powered by HD 50K

September 19, 2012

The reliability of Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) EPDs has now reached new heights. Through a mutually beneficial agreement between RAAA and Pfizer Animal Health, Red Angus stakeholders now have the option of incorporating High-Density 50K (HD 50K) DNA information into EPD calculations. Through combining genomics, pedigree and RAAA performance records backed by nearly…

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Profitability for commercial ranch is top priority

August 24, 2012

Beef Profit Alliance challenged producers to add value throughout supply chain Just as crossbreeding adds growth, fertility and longevity to hybrid cattle, the joint collaboration of two beef cattle breed associations yielded information, ideas and networking opportunities surpassing what either could have accomplished alone. Profitability was the common theme at the first-ever, dual-breed Beef Profit…

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Advanced selection tools aid producers in adding value

August 24, 2012

Beef Profit Alliance outlined advancements in genetic prediction Technological advancements abound in our society and the cattle industry is no exception. Attendees at the first-ever, dual-breed Beef Profit Alliance seminar learned first hand about new and emerging technology. The seminar – held at Kansas State University (KSU) in Manhattan, Kan., July 22-24 – was a…

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