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September 2014
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Board Commentary
But ... (you probably knew this was coming) let's not rest. Like any great celebration in agriculture, there are still chores to tend to every day. The work never ends and the next calf crop is always just around the bend. Let's not get accustomed to these high prices. - On page 6
Association Commentary
We live in amazing times. The cattle market continues to make history as is climbs to meet consumer demands. Technology allows us to increase production, broaden communications and be more efficient than ever before. All the while, people and relationships continue to provide pathways toward life’s adventure and changes. - On page 8
Reflection on accomplishments reveals dedication, success
The culmination of one’s achievements within an organization not only determines their overall impact, but as well defines their dedication to the organization’s stakeholders. As the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) bids farewell to Myron Edelman, we reflect back upon his accomplishments that reveal undeniable success. - On page 10
Member Services FAQ
What is the NCE? The NCE (National Cattle Evaluation) is the biannual process through which RAAA calculates EPDs for animals in the RAAA database. To ensure inclusion in the NCE, please provide all data through weaning if available. If no weaning is available at this time, submit prior to the next NCE deadline. - On page 12
The Ranchers' Guide to Feeder Cattle Marketing
The Ranchers' Guide to Feeder Cattle Marketing. - On page 19
Two Added Value Options
• Contact Red Angus at (940) 320-8316. • Tags are shipped and applied at ranch of origin. • Return your signed customer Enrollment Agreement. • Send a copy of your calving record(s). • USDA-approved Certificate of Compliance issued.. - On page 20
Marketing Options
Feeder Fax is a proven marketing tool used to draw attention to load-lot sized offerings of Red Angus-influenced cattle, or large offerings at scheduled sales, marketed via video sales, livestock markets or private treaty. - On page 21
Integrity Matters
Will Rogers once said, “Live in such a way that you would never be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” Seventy miles south of Rogers’ birthplace, a replica of his boyhood home sits atop the Watson Ranch. It’s at this historic ranch outside of Morris, Okla. - On page 26
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen Spoil the Broth
Too many bosses on the ranch may lead to confusion and a poorly run operation. When there are too many people who perceive themselves as “the boss,” you have a dysfunctional management structure. All too often this will lead to the ranch being split-up or, in the worst cases, being liquidated altogether. - On page 40
If you knew then what you know now... Would you buy that bull again?
As weaning time approaches for spring-calving herds, most commercial producers are drawing conclusions on the success of their previous sire selection decisions. By now, producers have a good assessment of the calving ease, survivability and performance in calves sired by their new bulls. - On page 44
Juniors experienced California Dreamin' at 2014 Round-Up
Day 1 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Everyone was California Dreamin’ in Sacramento, Calif., as Round-Up kicked off at 7 a.m. with registration and check-in at the Hampton Inn. - On page 56
Member News
Emily was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Charles A. and Hester (Wray) Williams. She was a whirlwind of activity at Oskaloosa High School, Class of 1961. She received a B.A. in history from Carleton College in 1965. Her freshmen year at Carleton she met the love of her life, David Larson. - On page 79
Sale Report
The top-selling registered spring pair was Lot 40, a Badlands Design 225 x DFRA Rocker 425 daughter, selling to Hereafter Cattle Co. of Douds, Iowa, for $7,000. She had a March heifer calf at side by Real Deal Z672.. - On page 80
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
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members!
JONATHAN & JUANITA GROFF THOUSAND HILLS FARM 7939 ELIZABETHTOWN RD ELIZABETHTOWN, PA 17022. - On page 84
Calendar of Events
2 Cattle Country Video, Gering, NE 6 A-1 Land and Cattle Complete and Total Dispersal, Muenster, TX 6 Tennessee State Fair Open and Junior Red Angus Shows, Nashville, TN 6-7 Western Montana Red Angus Tour, Missoula, MT 8-10 RAAA Board of Directors’... - On page 92
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................82 5L Red Angus..................................41,87 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................15 Andras Stock Farm ..............................94 Angelo Cattle Company .......................86 Angus World ........................................90 Atkinson Reds ......................................70 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................88 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................93 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus .........88 Basel Red Angus..................................88 Beatty Farms . - On page 94

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