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Board Commentary
Third, convention allows for face-toface communications. The discussions that I had in Colorado Springs ranged from changes in the beef industry, DNA tools that help Red Angus, happenings within the Association and, my favorite, how the family is doing. - On page 6
Association Commentary
The National Red Angus Convention is consistently packed with information and business activity, as well as fun and entertainment. Old friendships are renewed, hands are shaken and smiles exchanged. It’s about both the people and the cattle. It’s about getting Association business done and learning something new. - On page 10
National Office Completes Relocation to Commerce City
After 50 years of calling Denton, Texas, its home, the Red Angus Association of America has completed its relocation to Commerce City, Colorado. The new headquarters of the 63-yearold organization are well situated right outside of Denver, only 10 miles from Denver International Airport. - On page 14
Marketing Update
That’s a strange question to begin this month’s Marketing Update – “Are your bulls yours?“ Since you spent hours researching bull sale catalogs, spreadsheets and formulas, went to several sales and spent a considerable amount of money, of course they are yours. - On page 18
Member Services Update
What is THR? Total Herd Reporting requires a calving report on every female over 16 months of age. This report keeps the cow on active inventory whether she calved, lost her calf or was open. The breeder must report data on the calf – or a reason code if the cow didn’t calve – to comply with THR requirements. - On page 22
JRA Update
Save the date for an educational, handson experience coming this March! The 2018 Young Stockman’s Program will take place March 2 - 4 in Kansas City, Missouri. The event will focus on nutrition, health and cattle handling, particularly at weaning time while working with the LiveWiRED project calves. - On page 28
"Reds in the Rockies" a Weeklong Success Story
The pre-convention program kickedoff Wednesday with the Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium, coordinated by the Red Angus Association of America’s commercial marketing team, and focused on “Sizing up Profit.” More than 200 producers heard from a distinguished lineup of speakers featuring Dr. - On page 38
2017 RAAA National Convention
Left to Right: Bruce Ketchum of Plevna, Montana; Raymond Prescott of Gray Court, South Carolina; Steve Koester of Steele, North Dakota; Chuck Feddes of Manhattan, Montana; Connie Mushrush of Strong City, Kansas; Kevin Miller of Briggsdale, Colorado;... - On page 42
Committee Reports Progress on Udder and Foot Structure Projects
and structure data on approximately 2,000 Red Angus animals. While the data included 14 data points per animal, one goal of this research is to determine the minimal number of data points to collect on each animal in order to provide a meaningful selection tool. - On page 50
Toy Red Angus Cow-Calf Pair Sports Yellow Tag
Big Country Farm Toys of Springdale, Arkansas, has unveiled its latest toy – a Red Angus cow-calf pair. This toy symbolizes real-life Red Angus ranching for kids who play with it, making it easier for them to imagine following in their parents’ footsteps or simply to dream about owning their own ranch someday. - On page 54
What is RAFI and Why Should I Support it?
RAFI stands for Red Angus Foundation Incorporated. This organization supports the beliefs and standards of the Red Angus Association of America, which serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the competitive advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. - On page 59
Show Report
A great group of juniors represented the Red Angus breed at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.. - On page 60
Upcoming Issues & Deadlines
Note: Editorial focus may change per special events and changing markets.. - On page 61
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members!
MABEE-MAYS RED ANGUS MARNI VIRLEA MABEE-MAYS 40521 MCQUEEN DRIVES SWEET HOME, OR 97386. - On page 64
Calendar of Events
3 Begin Your Legacy Female Sale 2, Mandan, ND 3 Kniebel Cattle Co., Wabaunsee, KS 3 Milk Creek Reds Female Sale, Plevna, MT 3 Red Western Classic Show, Reno, NV 3 Bet On Red Auction, Reno, NV 4 Andras Stock Farm Female Sale, Manchester, IL 4 Annual... - On page 72
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................63 5L Red Angus ......................................67 9 MIle Ranch ........................................17 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................13 Adams Angus Ranch............................61 Adolph Red Angus................................42 Andras Stock Farm ..............................74 Angelo Cattle Company .......................66 Angus World ........................................70 Atkinson Reds ......................................62 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................68 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................73 Bar C Red Angus. - On page 74

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