Press Releases

Looney named outstanding junior

November 2, 2013

Former Junior Red Angus (JRA) Association President Alyssa Looney of Denton, Texas, was named the 2013 Outstanding JRA Member during the 60th Red Angus National Convention held in Lewistown, Mont., this fall. "Alyssa embodies the attributes the JRA strives to build in its members," said Dawn Bernhard, junior programs coordinator. "She is an enthusiastic, energetic…

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Fischers named Red Angus Personality of the Year

November 2, 2013

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has named Ron and Esther Fischer of Harlowton, Mont., the 2013 Personality of the Year. The award is reserved for special Red Angus members, who, in the eyes of the beef industry, are leaders in their particular field of endeavor, be it cattle raising, breeding, marketing or promotion.…

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Pfeiff brings boots-on-the-ground experience to DNA department

October 8, 2013

Halla Pfeiff of Briggsdale, Colo., recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) as the special projects coordinator, and will focus her attention on RAAA’s DNA department submissions and other special projects for the Association. Pfeiff boasts both a seedstock and commercial cattle industry background. She grew up working for a 200-head registered and…

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Angell receives prestigious award

August 19, 2013

Blake Angell, of Ellis, Kan. received the 2012 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Industry Service award at the Red Angus National Convention in Reno, Nev., Oct. 31— Nov. 2. Myron Edelman, director of added value programs and friend of Angell, presented the award. Edelman recognized Angell’s service to Red Angus and to the beef…

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Young Guns learn how preparation leads to profitability

July 31, 2013

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. Co-hosted by the…

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Cattlemen Convene at Diamond Anniversary Convention

July 25, 2013

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.…

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Cattle producers network, explore beef business at ‘Young Guns’

July 1, 2013

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. “Young Guns has…

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Set objectives, implement health protocol for profitability

June 18, 2013

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. The “Manage For…

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Smith joins Red Angus Association of America

June 7, 2013

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…

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Loosli honored as 2012 Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year

May 14, 2013

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…

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