Grid Master

Commercial Red Angus ranches and feedyards continue to demonstrate their ability to combine superior genetics with precise marketing. The RAAA recognizes those producers and feeders who have achieved the goal of bringing cattle to market that excel in both quality and yield by awarding Grid Master Awards annually. Only the most genetically capable cattle have the ability to produce carcasses that meet the Grid Master requirements, making this an exceptionally prestigious award.

How to Apply

Cattle enrolled in the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) and Allied Access program will now have the opportunity to aim for even more stringent standards in order to be labeled "Grid Master." Cattle that reach these prestigious goals will no doubt set the standard for carcass premiums on value-added marketing grids.

"Conventional Fed" Grid Master Specs

  • Minimum of 30 head lot size
  • Minimum of 85% Choice & Prime
  • Maximum of 5% YG 4s
  • Minimum Grid Score of 100

"Natural Fed" Grid Master Specs

  • Minimum of 30 head lot size
  • Minimum of 90% Choice & Prime
  • Maximum of 10% YG 4s
  • Minimum Grid Score of 100

For further questions please contact Harold Bertz at harold@redangus.org.