Red Angus Association of America Hires Director of Breed Improvement

Posted February 13, 2018

Denver – The Red Angus Association of America is pleased to announce that Ryan Boldt of Ft. Collins, CO, has been hired as Director of Breed Improvement. Boldt is a Ph.D. student in breeding and genetics at Colorado State University, where he also earned a Master of Science. His undergraduate education includes a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Texas Tech University and an associate degree from Colby Community College. Boldt was a member of the collegiate livestock judging teams at both Colby and Texas Tech. He was raised on a sheep operation near Longmont, Colorado, where he continues to be involved with his family.

“I am honored to join the excellent staff at Red Angus. I am truly humbled by the opportunity to work for an organization that has focused on using sound scientific principles to genetically describe cattle since its inception. I look forward to working with the membership to provide tools that allows for the continued growth and interest in Red Angus genetics by the commercial cattleman.”

Tom Brink, RAAA CEO, said, “Ryan is a great addition to the Red Angus team. He has a tremendous background both on the practical side of livestock production and in the science of genetics. He has first-hand experience operating BOLT software, and was directly involved with Dr. Mark Enns in calculating the new Red Angus EPD for dry matter intake, as well as numerous other EPDs for a quite a few different breeds. Ryan also has significant teaching experience and fits our group very well. We’re excited to have him working with us in the Commerce City office.”

Boldt started in his new role at RAAA in early February, and will be part-time for several months, before assuming his position on a full-time basis on June 1. He can be reached at or (940) 387-3502 ext. 12.


The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and utilizing scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit




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Ryan Boldt
Ryan Boldt has joined the Red Angus Association of America as the Director of Breed Improvement