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Board Commentary
When asked to write an article about the Red Angus female and reproduction, I immediately said, “Yes,” because this subject has been part of our family business for nearly 35 years. My dad raised three boys in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as an elementary principal. - On page 6
Association Commentary
It’s official - the Red Angus female is the most favored in the beef business. Six years of price data from Superior Livestock compiled by Dr. Ken Odde of Kansas State University showed that Red Angus-sired heifers command higher prices than any other breed or breed cross. - On page 12
Marketing Update
It seems I spend half my life in airports going somewhere to do something (usually bull sales!). If you truly want to see a microcosm of America, head to any airport in this fine country, and you will see it all! I could tell you some stories, but I digress …. - On page 18
Red Angus Tailored for Environment, Management at Holt River Ranch
The views and landscapes found throughout the Holt River Ranch are beautiful, and along these picture-perfect river banks and green hills are hundreds of Red Angus cattle enhancing the scenery and value of the ranch.. - On page 28
Is AI the Answer to Increase Bottom-Line Revenue?
The practice of artificial insemination (AI) in cattle is nothing new, having been used since the early 20th century. As the cattle markets continue at a current lull - at least compared to last year’s prices - producers are looking to AI as a means for economic advancement. - On page 38
JRA Update
Round-Up Scholarships Available “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Round-Up scholarships are available for any member looking for financial resources to support their participation in Round-Up. Many state associations provide support for junior members from their state. - On page 48
FCCP and Top Dollar Angus Bring 'One-Two Punch' in Feeder Calf Marketing
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has been verifying age, source and genetics in Red Angus cattle for over two decades through the "yellow tag" Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP), hitting the 2-million-head-enrollment milestone this year. - On page 52
Herd Navigator
Calving season is underway or just completed for cattlemen across the U.S., and they will soon turn their thoughts to breeding season. Ranchers seeking to expedite genetic progress should consider Red Angus’ Herd Navigator DNA test before turning females out. - On page 60
Show Report
Dixie National Red Angus Show Jackson, Mississippi Feb. 13, 2016 • Judge: Tom Hawk. - On page 67
Sale Reports
Volume Buyers were B & L Red Angus of Putnam, Oklahoma, Putensen Farms of Cushing, Iowa, and Lemler Ranch of Lebanon, South Dakota. Email your sale report to media@redangus.org. - On page 68
Member News
In 1992 they moved to Kiowa, Oklahoma, where Pam worked as a bookkeeper at Edgemont Beef and later worked as an office manager for Arcadia Land & Cattle. In August of 2013, they moved to Council Hill, Oklahoma, where she began working for Burrows Construction in Ft. - On page 70
Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members!
MARK OR BRYAN RESSLER RESSLER LAND AND CATTLE 803 1ST ST NW COOPERSTOWN, ND 58425. - On page 71
Calendar of Events
1 Pieper Red Angus, Hay Springs, NE 2 Andras Stock Farm “The Andras Kind” Bull Sale, Manchester, IL 2 Flying W & Rock Creek Red Angus, Mandan, ND 2 Lazy MC Angus Select Bull Sale, College Station, TX 2 Spear J Red Angus, Jordan, MT 5 Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. - On page 80
Advertiser Index
3K Land & Cattle Co ............................71 5L Red Angus ............................42,43,75 ABS ......................................................11 Accelerated Genetics ..........................13 Adams Angus Ranch............................67 Andras Stock Farm ..............................82 Angelo Cattle Company .......................74 Angus World ........................................78 Atkinson Reds ......................................64 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................76 Bachman Cattle Farms ........................81 Bar C Red Angus..................................71 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus . - On page 82

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