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Board Commentary
Commercial cow-calf operations are the backbone of the beef industry. They are the engine that drives all other segments of the beef production chain, and the basis of the production cycle of the most nutrient-dense, readily available protein on the planet – BEEF. - On page 6
Association Commentary
This summer I had the pleasure of attending my niece’s wedding. The presiding clergy gave a message filled with meaning and insight unlike any I had ever heard. His message focused on three themes: calling, commitment and cost. He described to the happy couple how these themes relate to having a successful marriage. - On page 10
Marketing Update
2013-2014 Grid Master winners announced The Red Angus Grid Master program had another great year. Red Angus cattle and those who feed them have proven capable of meeting the rigorous challenge of being labeled a “Grid Master” by meeting or exceeding the increased specifications from four years ago. - On page 12
Member Services Update
Next Generation of Genomic Merit Testing is here! The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is excited to announce the availability of a nextgeneration DNA test – GeneSeek Genomic Profiler Low Density (GGP- LD). - On page 14
Earning Their Keep Keeping Their Heritage
The Missouri River flows along the eastern edge of Claymore’s ranch, providing 36 miles of winding riverbank and fresh drinking water for the cattle.. - On page 22
Building a profitable cowherd ...
As a result, many producers who culled deep into their herds due to previous droughts are now preparing to restock to pre-drought numbers. In many restocking cases, replacement heifers can represent a significant percentage of the total cowherd. - On page 38
Too Much Income a Burden?
Some may think so from a tax perspective, but we emphatically say, “No!” Having too much income in one year is a good problem to have, as long as you have an operating plan and cash-flow budget. If you have no plan, then it’s sadly an opportunity wasted. - On page 48
Juniors travel north to Showdown in American/Canadian Exchange Program
Joseph Groce of Lexington, N.C., and Jaclyn Ketchum of Plevna, Mont., headed north in July for their great Canadian adventure through the American/Canadian Exchange Program, participating in the Canadian Junior National Showdown in Virden, Manitoba, Canada. - On page 54
Profit returned to ranch starts with the Red Angus female
Profitability starts with the cow. The right cow – chock-full of maternal capabilities and bred for efficiency and longevity – sets the stage for profit returned to the ranch. Red Angus-influenced cows are the profitable answer for many commercial operations and are also utilized in research herds. - On page 60
Back to basics on BRD
The modern beef industry has come a long way in understanding the array of pathogens involved in bovine respiratory disease syndrome (BRDS), along with the list of environmental and genetic factors associated with the disease, and in developing better vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and management practices. - On page 70
Show Reports
April 10, 2013, exhibited by Hanson’s Red Angus & Cooper Rogers of Conde, S.D. Reserve Champion Female. - On page 80
Family's generosity establishes new Red Angus youth scholarships
Troy and Annette Presser, Presser Red Angus, Turtle Lake, N.D., have founded scholarships for youth to participate in national Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) leadership events in loving memory of their daughter, Heather. Heather was taken from her family in an ATV accident in 2012. - On page 81
If You Show, Be In The Know
Reminder: Be familiar with the Red Angus Show Rules and Regulations. Below are listed the ownership requirements. Breeders’ Guide, Section J.2 Ownership Requirements: a. Open Show: i. All animals entered will have at least one owner on record as a Regular or Junior Member of RAAA at time of Regional or National Shows’ published entry deadline. - On page 83
Red Angus Producers Assure Quality Product
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is breaking new ground as the first breed association to partner with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) and the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program to sponsor the cost of BQA certification – or recertification – for Red Angus stakeholders from Sept. - On page 84
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members!
ALLEN & CAROL NAUGLE LONESTAR RED ANGUS 2093 E VENTURE TRAIL HARRISON, ID 83833. - On page 85
Calendar of Events
3 KILE Red Angus Show, Harrisburg, PA 4 Under The Influence and Mulberry Mayhem Sales, Emporia, KS 4 Solution Genetics “Red Legends and Black Diamonds,” Cushing, Iowa 8 R.A. Brown Ranch Bull Sale, Throckmorton, TX 10 Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. - On page 92
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................82 5L Red Angus ............................58,59,87 A-1 Land & Cattle ............................66,67 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................13 Andras Stock Farm..........................31,94 Angelo Cattle Company .......................86 Angus World ........................................90 ARA Photo Contest ..............................16 Atkinson Reds ......................................66 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................88 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................93 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus . - On page 94

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