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Board Commentary
These are long hours filled with both pure joy along with over-whelming disappointment. This is a time of year when we spend a lot of time with our cows. In this season of long hours and hard work, a lot of decisions are made for the futures of our operations. - On page 6
Association Commentary
The Red Angus Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) and the Red Angus Association of America Boards of Directors are deeply committed to supporting our core policies. Core policy No. 9 states, “The RAAA actively seeks out and implements new technologies that are based on sound, scientific principles. - On page 10
Marketing Update
Red Angus producers have pastures full of what just might be the most biofriendly, “green,” ecosystem around - the Red Angus female! She is efficient, heat tolerant, fertile, and transmits high-quality carcass traits to her offspring. - On page 16
Heller Combines Passion for Youth and Agriculture
“Kim brings to the Association an immense knowledge of youth leadership development and the beef industry,” said Twig Marston, Association CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Kim to the team and watch as she leads our junior programs to a new era within the RAAA. - On page 20
Take Advantage of Junior Opportunities
Find the good times in the Badland Registration Don’t miss your opportunity to see everything from cattle and horse ranches to an oil company to a pitchfork fondue this summer at Round-Up in North Dakota June 21 - 27. - On page 24
Continuing a Heritage - The Mark and Jaime Burchfield Family
When it comes to facing monumental changes, the Mark and Jaime Burchfield family is fearless. The Colorado natives were happy on their diversified farming operation near Strasburg, east of Denver. Busy raising two sons, Jaime was also employed first as a paraprofessional, then secretary at the local elementary school. - On page 26
Nutrition Plays Vital Role in Getting Cows Bred
Sire fertility, herd health and opportunities to mate all contribute to reproductive performance in beef cowherds. Yet the vital role nutrition plays during breeding season is no secret to cattle producers. Focusing on cow nutrition may be the single most important element to a successful calving season. - On page 36
A Look 'Under the Hood' of Selection Indices
As expected, the recent release of Red Angus' economic selection indices has led to many stakeholders wanting to take a look "under the hood" to better understand how the indices are calculated. - On page 44
Sale Reports
2015 Bull Hill Ranch "More Bull for Your Buck" Production Sale January 17, 2015 Gray Court, South Carolina 32 Yearling Red Angus Bulls $3,760 11 Registered Red Angus Heifers $2,132 15 Commercial Red Angus Heifers $2,053 Two bulls topped the sale offering. - On page 52
BIF to Meet June 9-12 in Biloxi
Co-hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Beef Cattle Improvement Association, the event will start at noon June 9 with registration, followed at 1 p.m. by a Young Producers’ Symposium. A welcome reception begins at 5 p. - On page 55
Sales & Events
April 1 Kansas Bull Test & Bull Sale, Beloit, Kansas 2 Bowles J5 Red Angus, Glasgow, MT 2 Giefer Ranch Production Sale, WaKeeney, KS 2 Midland Bull Test Red Angus Sale, Columbus, MT 2 TA Annual Bull Sale, West Point, NE 3 Pieper Red Angus Production... - On page 64
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................55 5L Red Angus ............................42,43,59 ABS ......................................................13 Accelerated Genetics ..........................15 Andras Stock Farm ..............................66 Alta Genetics ........................................47 Angelo Cattle Company .......................58 Angus World ........................................62 Atkinson Reds ......................................53 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................60 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................65 Bar C Red Angus..................................55 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus . - On page 66

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