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One Way to Avoid Light-Weaning Calves

October 3, 2023

by Tom Brink, RAAA CEO We recently conducted some data analysis for a long-time Red Angus breeder located in the Northern Plains. He was interested in understanding how the Weaning Weight EPDs in his herd correlate to actual scale weights. For example, could EPDs help him avoid light-weaning calves? Good question. This breeder has been…

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Beef Brief

September 19, 2023

*For the week of Sept. 15, 2023* The national average for feeder steers ended the week at $254.41 — $3.51 higher. Compared to last year, feeder steers were averaging $180.71, so it's good to see prices stay up. Fed cattle trade in the South was $3 higher at $183, with northern trade $3 lower at…

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Red Angus Stakeholder’s Foundation Successfully Launched at Convention

September 19, 2023

The new Red Angus Stakeholder’s Foundation is up and running! More than $25,000 was raised to support RASF at the 70th Annual National Red Angus Convention last week in Denver. Kyley DeVoe, RAAA president from Justin, Texas, said, “It was a great time raising funds for the RASF! Thank you to all who donated sale items…

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Reflections on Spring Sale Data

August 21, 2023

by Rachael Oliver, RAAA commercial marketing specialist   This year has been full of surprises so far, resembling a roller coaster ride at times with its ups and downs. The calf prices and unknowns from drought started 2023 on a low note. However, optimism began to emerge as spring started and summer brought high points…

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Beef Brief - Week of Aug. 11

August 16, 2023

Fed cattle prices in the South traded lightly at $180, with Northern trade at $188. In the front three months, live cattle futures closed the week from $0.53 to $1.60 lower. The national average price for feeder steers was $248.52 ,which is $1.09 higher with trade mostly $3 lower to $5 higher. Feeder cattle futures…

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Beef Brief — Week of Aug. 4, 2023

August 8, 2023

Fed cattle prices stayed steady last week. Nationally, the price range for 80% Choice or higher steers was $178 to $190. The five-area steer average was $186.70, which is the second highest in history. As the week ended, packers purchased 83,000 head in the negotiated fed cattle trade, which was 12,000 more than the previous…

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Total Herd Reporting Fee Increase

July 12, 2023

Effective July 1, the Total Herd Reporting fee increased from the $20 fee to $27.50 annually per active cow (16 months or older). This was voted on by RAAA Board of Directors in June 2022. When was the last time the fee increased? 2010, when it was increased from $15 to $20 with a majority of…

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Tag Price Increases - July 1, 2023

June 21, 2023

Due to increased material costs, prices for our value-added program tags will be increasing on July 1, 2023. Please see the graphic below for the new pricing. In the above graphic, we have indicated which tags are in-house that can be shipped within 1-2 business days, and which are custom order tags and need to…

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RAAA Call for Grid Master Data

June 20, 2023

Early summer is harvest season for the majority of the nation’s fed cattle. Cattle prodcuers and feeders are now reflecting on the carcass data from this year’s crop. Producers whose cattle are enrolled in RAAA’s Feeder Calf Certification Program may submit their carcass data to be considered for the distinguished Grid Master award. The RAAA…

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Record Spring Bull Sale Sale Season

June 14, 2023

by Rachael Oliver, RAAA Commercial Marketing Specialist  This spring bull sale season for Red Angus was yet again one for the books. Across all regions, bulls with higher genetic rankings saw increased sale averages and stronger demand. Commercial cattle producers didn't shy away from spending a little more on a bull they knew would add…

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