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Board Commentary
The stakeholders, members, staff, Board of Directors and officers of the Red Angus Association of America are stewards of the association through their responsible management of the cattle, data and association services. Each of these categories plays a very vital role in the success of our association. - On page 6
Association Commentary
We all have heard how important it is for us to add value to our Red Angus. Over time we have developed marketing programs – on our own and as an association – to take advantage of production practices, genetics and customer services. - On page 8
Marketing Update
Tagging Calves and Marketing at Summer Video Sales Spring calving season is coming to an end and it’s time to start marketing calves in summer video sales to be delivered in the fall. - On page 10
Member Services Bulletin
Spring Inactivation will take place at the end of May. If a calving record or reason code is received in the National Office before July 1, the cow will not be subject to reactivation fees. Keep in mind that all data that is received has an impact on at least one Expected Progeny Difference (EPD). - On page 12
Teague's experience will benefit Red Angus Membership
Teague was raised in Shelbyville, Tenn., where she showed and judged all species of livestock. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree from Kansas State University in agricultural economics. - On page 16
Red Angus competes for beef’s "All-Around Title"
Profitable in grass-fed, natural or conventional feeding scenarios, Red Angus-influenced calves can grow and perform with the best and hang a high-quality carcass. Take a look at these three examples of how Red Angus have become an integral part in providing an excellent beef product in conventional, grass-fed and natural programs. - On page 22
Success lies in Planning
Planning in any business – whether it be the local hardware store, the small ranch with 50 mother cows or the larger ranch with 1,000 mother cows – is of utmost importance. - On page 30
Finding the beef-market niche
Making the most of his farm and his pastures has given Sam Dobson of Statesville, N.C., a leading role in marketing beef to the modern consumer. Dobson is the youngest of nine generations to be farming his family land. His great-grandfather started a dairy back in 1930 and it is still the major operation on the farm. - On page 36
Juniors earn scholarships on merit, involvement
Four JRA members – Morgan Cortez, Thomas Glascock, Jaclyn Ketchum and Chris Mushrush – each received $1,000 JRA/RAAA Scholarships; Erica Prescott received the $500 Dee Sonstegard Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Sonstegard Red Angus of Montevideo, Minn. - On page 42
2014 Spring Sale Summary
Volume buyers were Tim and Dan DeBoer of Corsica, S.D., with nine bulls; Dallas Schott of McLaughlin, S.D., with seven bulls; Sonny Sandquist of Trail City, S.D., with six bulls; Bruce Ranch of Hayes, S.D., with five bulls; Aberle Ranch of Glencross, S.D., with five bulls; and Shane Sweet of Newcastle, Wyo. - On page 46
Sale Reports
12 Red Angus Open Females..................$2,068 13 Red Angus Bred Females....................$3,243 2 Red Angus Cow-Calf Pairs...................$5,500 27 Total Females.........................................$2,888 17 Red Angus Bulls..................................$2,257 11 Embryo Packages.................................$2,018 6 Semen Packages.....................................$317. - On page 52
Member News
He was born April 25, 1935, in Rockwall, Texas. Tommy Jack was the eldest of seven sons born to Tommie Lee Davidson and Flora "Jack" Shipley Davidson, and lived most of his youth in Crandall, Texas. - On page 55
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members
LARRY L. & KATHRYN M. LANG ATTRACTION CATTLE CO. 1902 N DOOLITTLE RD EDINBURG, TX 78542. - On page 56
Calendar of Events
23-24 Northern Livestock Video Auction Early Summer Special, Billings, MT. - On page 64
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................54 5L Red Angus..................................31,59 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................15 Andras Stock Farm ..............................66 Angelo Cattle Company .......................58 Angus World ........................................62 Atkinson Reds ......................................41 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................60 BIF........................................................51 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................65 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus .........60 Basel Red Angus..................................60 Beatty Farms . - On page 66

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