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ARA,NOVEMBER 2014
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Board Commentary
This is a quote that speaks to me as we move into November of 2014. November is a natural time of year to take stock of the "harvest." Whether that's a calf crop, a stack of feedlot close-outs or a freezer inventory. We view our assets, or blessings, and take a special day this month to be thankful. - On page 6
Association Commentary
This September, Red Angus members and staff traveled to Savannah, Ga., for the 61st annual Red Angus National Convention. The hospitality was excellent, getting to renew and make new acquaintances, and conducting Association business were highlights of the event. - On page 8
Marketing Update
It’s not too late to enroll your calves The busy fall season is upon us and this is the peak time to market your Red Angus feeder calves. Enrolling your 2014- born calves in the Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) or the Allied Access tag programs can help you gain a premium on sale day by ensuring genetics, source and age. - On page 12
Member Services Update
DNA Reminder When submitting samples keep in mind that the RAAA has an electronic DNA order form that can be used. By submitting the DNA order form electronically to DNA@redangus.org, it speeds up the submission process by eliminating the time taken to create the electronic file that is submitted to the lab. - On page 14
Does Your Ranch Get Routine Financial Maintenance?
As a rancher, it is important for your operation to monitor trends. You monitor trends in the weather, the size of calves a certain bull produces, input prices such as feed, prices of fuel, and the list continues. However, all too often financial trend analysis gets ignored by many operators in the ag and non-ag sector alike. - On page 16
Red Angus unveils reliable, unbiased indices
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) implements a unique approach when developing genetic selection tools. In order to deliver the most reliable and unbiased data to Red Angus stakeholders, RAAA separates sound science from subjective politics and marketing. - On page 20
Key Points to Remember
Use the HerdBuilder Index to increase the sustainability of the cowherd and ultimately the operation. Use the GridMaster Index if your operation's primary goal is maximizing profitability of feeders in the feedyard and on the rail. - On page 22
Red Angus unveils reliable, unbiased indices
While the process of calculating an index is very complex, the resulting selection tool is very simple to implement. RAAA's indices will be expressed to stakeholders as differences in profitability per exposure. - On page 22
Red Angus - Without a Doubt
"When I was a young kid, we tried every breed you can think of. But since we went to Red Angus, we’ve never looked back. The Red Angus is really a good breed," assured commercial rancher Ryan Pancheri from Howe, Idaho. And, from his experiences with different breeds, he would know. - On page 28
2014 RAAA National Convention
Red Angus members convened in Savannah, Ga., Sept. 10 – 12 to enjoy Southern hospitality in the port city known as the “Hostess City of the South.” The Southeast Area planned the convention and welcomed Red Angus members from across the nation and Canada. - On page 38
Junior Spotlight
Angus Young Stockman Program! One Heather Presser Memorial Scholarship, established by Annette and Troy Presser in memory of their daughter, will be awarded to a winning applicant to fund your registration and travel to Denver. Applications are available with the online registration form at redangus. - On page 46
In Memory
On November 10, 1941, the Gallatin Valley welcomed Marlene Estelle Rector to Rusty and Esther Seifert Rector. She was a 1960 graduate of Belgrade High School of Belgrade, Mont. Upon her graduation, she attended two years at Montana State College and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. - On page 56
Show Reports
Junior Red Angus Show Grand Champion Red Angus Female SLGN Nickis Adel 345A, owned by Garry Allen Taylor of Winchester, Ky.. - On page 58
If You Show, Be In The Know
Heifer Mart at NWSS In a time when the cowherd is expanding, the Heifer Mart is an exciting opportunity to market three to 10 heifers. This event is a great marketing outlet where breeders can sell heifers through private treaty. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. - On page 59
Sale Reports
TJC 19T’s Adora-Bell 327A, Lot 54, a March 1, 2013, daughter of Red Corner Creek Cash 2R, topped the bred heifer offering, selling for $5,300 to Brian Lubben of Anamosa, Iowa. She was consigned by Tim Johnson Cattle of Bellevue, Iowa, and A.I. bred to TJC 5031 Super Vision 326A. - On page 60
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members!
SHANE OR STORMY LEE LEE LAND AND CATTLE 202 S DIXON, STE 201 GAINESVILLE, TX 76240. - On page 61
Calendar of Events
1 Erdmann & Sons Complete Dispersion, Aberdeen, SD 1 Triple M Ranch Female Production Sale, Kist Livestock, Mandan 3 Bullis Creek Ranch & Guests “Generations of Predictability” Sale, Wood Lake, NE 6 5L Red Angus “Right For The Times” Bull Sale, Sheridan, MT 7 Kniebel Cattle Co. - On page 68
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................58 5L Red Angus ......................................63 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................13 Andras Stock Farm ..............................70 Angelo Cattle Company .......................62 Angus World ........................................66 ARA Photo Contest ..............................16 Atkinson Reds ......................................48 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................64 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................69 Bar C Red Angus..................................58 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus . - On page 70

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