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APRIL 2014
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Board Commentary
As you read this month’s board commentary, bull sale season is in full swing. Grass is already growing in some areas of the country and soon will be all over the U.S. Spring is the most hopeful, renewed time of the year. My hope for all members is that forage is plentiful and full of nutrients. - On page 6
Association Commentary
The contemporary culture has often misinterpreted and misused this phase as to meaning “live for today and forget tomorrow.” Many use it to justify reckless behavior, a “you only live once” mentality, and an excuse to ignore the future. But what the ode really says is the future is unforeseen and that one should not leave the future to chance. - On page 8
Member Services Bulletin
Spring 2013 No-Progeny Report No-Progeny Reports should be returned to the National Office by the second week of April. If information is not received for each cow, it will be subject to inactivation. The report should be used to report progeny or a reason code for the 2013 calf crop only. - On page 12
Marketing Update
Each chain has a beginning and an end. Our marketing chain this month focuses on the seedstock supplier as the beginning of that chain. Red Angus breeders create the genetics that ultimately impact the beef product for consumers. - On page 16
The Ranchers' Guide to Building Replacement Females
The Ranchers' Guide to Building Replacement Females. - On page 19
Cowherd-Building Traits
Profit begins with reproduction. Producers who can count on a higher percentage of pregnant heifers will have a larger number of replacements that they can cash crop. The Red Angus HEIFER PREGNANCY (HPG) EPD predicts the probability of heifers conceiving to calve at two years of age. - On page 20
Marketing Tools
Ranchers can locate commercial Red Angus-influenced heifer calves, bred heifers and even cow-calf pairs. In order to list with the FeMail, you must be selling at least 25 females on the Red Angus Stockyard to make a FeMail eBlast.. - On page 21
To Expense or Capitalize? The New Cap and Repair Regs
Nichols Accounting’s Answer: In the past, the ability to take an immediate deduction for certain expenditures was somewhat liberal. However, the IRS began to take notice and as a result, the Treasury Department has attempted to produce rules that will tighten this flexibility with Treasury Decision 9636. - On page 26
May 1 deadline approaches for JRA contests, opportunities
exceeded his or her 20th birthday at the time of election. The JRA member must maintain a continuous JRA or RAAA membership for a minimum of two years prior to the year of officer application, and must have attended a minimum of one Round-Up prior to the year of officer application and must attend Round-Up the year of application. - On page 30
Synchronization and timed A.I. add pounds, increase quality
Commercial cow-calf producers have access to the most proven sires in the beef industry and at a reasonable cost per breeding. With only 6 percent of the nation’s cowherd being artificially inseminated (A.I.) there’s room for improvement according to Todd Sears, Beef Sales Director with ABS Global. - On page 38
Right time, right cow, right place
It’s a favorite time of year on many ranches – cows and calves are getting turned out on new spring grass. Ranchers have made it through calving season and soon the whole process begins again. That means it’s A.I. season in many parts of the county. As cattlemen enter the season, experts from three A. - On page 52
Upcoming Issues & Deadlines
Please contact Kevin LeMaster for space reservations and materials deadlines. kevin@redangus.org. - On page 56
Show Update
In June of 2013 the RAAA Board of Directors voted on the following for the National Red Angus Show Rotation.. - On page 67
Sale Reports
Bull Hill Assurance 2061, Lot 7, a son of Brown-CH Assurance 3567S and out of a Fritz Golden Oscar daughter, was the second-high seller at $4,200, and a pair of LSF JBOB Expectation sons tied as the thirdhigh-selling bulls at $3,500 each.. - On page 68
Member News
The odds of a cow giving birth to live triplets is 1 in 105,000. The odds of a cow giving birth to live triplets that are all female – nearly 1 in two million. But that’s exactly what happened at Rich Red Angus farm near Vinton, Iowa, in early February. - On page 70
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members!
CHRIS & MICHAELA JESSEN CM JESSEN LAND & CATTLE 53639 HWY 12 BLOOMFIELD, NE 68718. - On page 72
Calendar of Events
April 1 Application Deadline for Round-Up Commercial Sponsorship 1 Daigger Red Angus Production Sale, North Platte, NE 1 Harris Red Angus Private Treaty Bull Sales, Roberts, ID 1 R4J Cattle, LLC, Greeley, CO 3 Bowles J5 Reds Sale, Glasgow, MT 3... - On page 80
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................67 3K and Friends ....................................42 5L Red Angus ............................60-61,75 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................13 Andras Stock Farm ..............................82 Angelo Cattle Company .......................74 Angus World ........................................78 Arosmith Red Angus ............................28 Atkinson Reds ......................................50 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................76 BIF........................................................70 Bachman Cattle Farms....................55,81 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus . - On page 82

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