Rob Fraser of Miles City, Mont., was recently recognized with an industry service award from the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA). Fraser is co-owner of Miles City Livestock Commission in Miles City, Mont. The RAAA’s Industry Service award is presented annually to a business, individual or association from the beef industry or academic community that has helped the Red Angus breed achieve excellence in the past year.
“As a livestock auction market owner, Rob has been an important partner for Red Angus for a long time,” said Red Angus breeder and Plevna, Mont.,-area rancher Bruce Ketchum, who presented the award during the RAAA’s National Convention this fall. “Through Miles City Livestock Commission, Rob and his team have organized special Red Angus-influence sales and have been great supporters of Red Angus breeders and commercial cattlemen.”
Miles City Livestock is a long-time supporter of special Red Angus-influenced sales. “Red Angus females – whether they’re open heifers, bred heifers or stock cows – consistently top the market,” said Fraser, who continued, “We get along really well with Red Angus steers, too.”
At a special Red Angus-influenced sale on Oct. 29, 2013, Red Angus heifers topped the market at $226 per cwt and Red Angus steers topped at $222 per cwt. Miles City Livestock sold a tick more than 2,000 Red Angus cattle during that sale. Fraser also sees the Red Angus popularity in video auctions like Frontier Stockyards, which sold 600 Red Angus steers from four different consigners.
Fraser accepted his award at Miles City Livestock Commission during the market’s Red Angus-influenced sale.
“The Red Angus breed is fortunate to be able to work with excellent marketers and promoters of our cattle,” said Myron Edelman, director of added-value programs. “Rob Fraser and everyone at Miles City Livestock are partners and stakeholders in the success of Red Angus cattle and we appreciate their support of special Red Angus-influence sales.”