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Growth in the Red Angus Breed: The cow did it

How to measure weight phenotypes and why they are important

Buckles tarnish but the impact of junior programs lasts

04 board members & core policies Meet the board of directors and review the Association’s Core Policies

14 TRANSFERRING YOUR REGISTERED ANIMALS Going beyond the paper: why you should transfer your registered animals

24 MARK YOUR CALENDARS — UPCOMING JRA EVENTS A list of JRA events to put in your calendar

ON THE COVER: Tucker Bayer examines his Red Angus herd in rural Wisconsin. Photo by Legacy Livestock Imaging


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Zach Griffeth and Morley Griffith share essentials they take to every show

View the winner’s circle from the recent late-spring 2019 shows

Read about the 2019 JRA Scholarship award winners

29 WASHRACK WISDOM Helpful livestock exhibiting tips on fly control from RAAA staff

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36 BETWEEN THE AISLES SHOW DAY RECIPE Crockpot crustless pizza perfect for summer shows

47 MEET YOUR STAFF Get to know your RAAA staff and leadership

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Johnny Rogers Roxboro, NC jrrogers1968@gmail.com First Vice President Area 4 Director — Southwest Kyley DeVoe Justin, TX kyley@3klandandcattle.com 2nd Vice President Area 7 Director — Northeast John Langdon Benson, NC johnlangdon5@gmail.com Region A Director Chuck Feddes Manhattan, MT feddesredangus@gmail.com Region B Director/Board Secretary Connie Mushrush Strong City, KS redcows@mushrushredangus.com Region C Director Jeff Pettit Sebree, KY jp@diamondpcattle.com Area 1 Director — West Sam Lorenzen Bend, OR lorenzensam@gmail.com Area 2 Director — Montana Kay Klompien Manhattan, MT klmpnra@gmail.com Area 3 Director — Rocky Mountain Aaron Kravig Karval, CO akravig@kravigredangus.com Area 5 Director — Northern Plains Steve Koester Steele, ND koesterredangus@gmail.com Area 6 Director — Great Plains Newley Hutchison Canton, OK newley@chainranch.com Area 8 Director — Southeast Jim Yance Columbia, AL jim@jyjredangus.com Area 9 Director — Midwest Stuart Gilbert Stockport, IA redcowrelocators@gmail.com


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MISSION STATEMENT Our Mission is to provide our members and their customers with innovative programs and services, to continue advancing the quality, reliability and value of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced seedstock used in the commercial beef industry.

CORE POLICIES 1. It is the RAAA’s primary role to create an environment that promotes the financial stability of its members. 2. The RAAA supports the development and use of membership-driven strategic planning. 3. The RAAA creates marketing tools for commercial bull customers, creating more demand for Red Angus and Red Angus-influence genetics. 4. The RAAA is committed to objectively describing and recording cattle, utilizing economically sound scientific principles with the least number of prediction values. Furthermore, the RAAA encourages good Stockmanship and sound visual appraisal in seedstock selection. 5. Since its establishment, the RAAA has understood and accepted economic value of heterosis through planned crossbreeding. 6. The RAAA does not take a role in the marketing of an individual member’s cattle, therefore, the ARA Magazine editorial content has a commercial and technical focus. Individual seedstock supplier articles are avoided. 7. It is the duty of the RAAA to proactively communicate with its membership therefore proxy voting is not allowed. This policy was established in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association at its inception to ensure that voting members are current on all pertinent information. JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

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hen evaluating growth in the Red Angus breed, a useful metric to discuss is what RAAA calls its active cow inventory. Red Angus females are considered “active” when they are 16 months of age or older and have had their yearly $20-per-head Total Herd Reporting fee paid by their owner. Members pay this fee only on heifers and cows they are keeping in their herds for seedstock breeding purposes. They plan to register calves out of these active females, otherwise they would save the $20 and dispose of the cow, or move her into their commercial herd. We can therefore track the Association’s active cow inventory over time and determine if the breed is growing or not. Just as an individual counts his or her cows and knows the size of their herd, we


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STORY BY Tom Brink gauge the size of the U.S. registered Red Angus herd by tracking this active cow inventory from one year to the next or even across multiple decades. As shown in the accompanying chart, the registered Red Angus cow herd has experienced significant growth during the past 20-plus years. From 57,058 cows in 1997 to 100,700 cows in 2018, the registered Red Angus cowherd has expanded by 76.5% in 21 years, for an average growth rate of 3.6% per year. That is an impressive accomplishment and something every Red Angus breeder, large and small, can be proud of and pleased with. Also worth noting is that the growth rate from 2012 through 2018 occurred at a faster pace than from 1998 through 2007. Yes, the Red Angus breed is in a good place. Red Angus market share is increasing and we certainly want to do everything we can to keep this uptrend going.

Next in this discussion is a logical question: What factors supported this growth and how can we extend it into the next decade? Beef breeds grow only when they are meeting the needs of their customers, which first and foremost, is the commercial producer. As long as we fully satisfy the needs of the buyers and users of Red Angus genetics, the breed will continue to grow.

The Cow Gets the Credit

More than any other factor, the fertility and overall usefulness of the Red Angus female is responsible for the breed’s advancement. “Ranch Tested. Rancher Trusted.” is more than just a marketing slogan. It speaks directly to the experience of cattle ranchers and farmers that tried Red Angus genetics and discovered they work across a wide range of environments and management systems. Research conducted by Kansas State University has repeatedly

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shown that Red Angus heifers are the Angus breed is the biggest reason for performance. Feet and structure are, highest valued females in the beef the breed’s growth and success. of course, always critical to making cattle business, based on nine years the right kind of female, as are To keep this reputation going, of price data collected via Superior disposition, milking ability, udder breeders should continue Livestock Video Sales. From 2010 quality and reasonable mature size. strengthening maternally important through 2018, Red Angus heifers characteristics. EPD traits like Heifer Every commercial cow-calf sold $11.18 per producer in the hundredweight land appreciates a above the “base” heifer that breeds heifer value early in her first used in the breeding season, KSU analysis, then consistently and $6.07 per breeds back year hundredweight after year, while higher than Black always bringing in a Angus-sired replacement-quality heifers. Red heifer or a top steer Angus bred calf. Red Angus heifers also is a leader in that ranked first regard, and we want among all to enhance that breeds selling on reputation even Superior, being more by building valued at $141 on this maternal per head above foundation and Black Angus bred continuing to make heifers and $177 the next generation Note: The 2016 cow inventory is shown in blue because it is an estimate. A directly per head above the comparable figure for that year is not available due to database limitations at that time. of females even base bred heifer value. better. Producers pay higher prices for these Pregnancy and Stayability should be When we look at the tremendous females for one simple reason – they positively emphasized whenever herd growth the Red Angus breed has know Red Angus heifers grow up to bulls and AI sires are chosen. Higher enjoyed over time, just remember become the best stock cows in the HerdBuilder index scores are also one thing: THE COW DID IT! business. The “COW” part of the Red associated with improved maternal

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Red Angus, When Red Angus Wasn’t Cool!

2010 National Western Champion Sooline Rainbow Sold to Billy Estrada

2012 National Western Champion Red Angus Female Six Mile Countess 105Y Sold to John and Angie Graves

2012 Fort Worth Champion Red Angus Female Six Mile Countess 105Y Sold to John and Angie Graves

2013 National Western Reserve Champion Red Angus Female Six Mile Lakota 112Y Dam of Multiple Future Winners

2013 NW Senior Calf Champion U2 Moonbeam - Sold to Double A Sister to 2019 NW Res Champion

2013 Fort Worth Reserve Champion Six Mile Elora 144Y Owned with Six Mile

2013 Fort Worth Calf Champion Six Mile Taffetta Sold to Brandon Shields Family

2015 Rodeo Austin Reserve Champion Red Angus Heifer Sold to Rillee Hall

2015 Fort Worth Reserve Calf Champion Jr Show Shown by the Diebel Family

2015 Fort Worth Reserve Champion Red Angus Junior Show Shown by the Colton Barton Family

2015 National Western Senior Calf Champion Female Sold to Duff Cattle Company

2015 National Western Reserve Junior Calf Champion Sold to the Tweedy Family

2015 National Western Junior Calf Champion Sold to Dave Duello and Neal Ray Davis. Daughter of 2012 National Western Champion

2017 National Western Open Show Reserve Grand Female Sold to Josh Rust, Rust Mountain View and Thomas Ranch

2017 NAJRA Three class winners and Division IV Champion. Class winner pictured shown by Madison Fischer 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show Champion Red Angus Female Jr Show - Nealy Ray Davis 2016 National Western Reserve Junior Calf Champion Female Sold to J6 Farms

2017 NAJRA Division Champion Shown by Allyn Goodson Sister to Rojas Suga Free

2017 Fort Worth Open Senior Calf Champion Female Sold to Madison Fischer

2017 Houston Livestock Show Open Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Sold to Madison Fischer

2017 Houston Livestock Show Grand Champion Heifer Open Show Sold to Ken Jackson



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Here’s to All the Juniors PROMOTING Red Angus Cattle!

2017 State Fair of Texas Open Show Reserve Champion Female Sold to Madison Fischer

2017 Fall Classic Reserve Supreme British Female Sold to Madison Fischer

2017 Oklahoma State Fair Supreme Overall Breeds Shown by Allyn Goodson

2018 NAJRA 5th Overall Female Sister to Lakota 112Y Sold to Madison Fischer

2018 American Royal JR and SR Calf Champion Females Sold to Madison Fischer

2018 Fort Worth Junior Show Grand Champion Female Sold to Madison Fischer

2019 National Red Angus Show Reserve Grand Champion Female BRED BY the Rathman Family and Sired by Rojas RIOJA 6052

2019 ROJAS TRAIN TO PARIS San Antonio Stock Show Reserve Champion Red Angus Female Owned by Madison Fischer

2018 Fort Worth Open Show Grand Champion Female Sold to Madison Fischer

2019 4th Over All Breeds Dixie National and 5th Overall MS Beef Expo - Sold to Addison Vowell

2019 - ROJAS GOLONDRINA 8119 National Show Senior Calf Champion Female Sold to Drew Duff and Duff Cattle Co.

Special Thanks to the people who put in the time and hard work to make these cattle successful.

2019 2019 - ROJAS MOONBEAM 7102 National Western Stock Show Reserve Grand Champion Female - Sold to Garrett & Katelyn Knebel of Harmony Hill MT and The Anderson Family of Plum Creek Angus in Algona, IA OTHER WINNERS SOLD IN LAST YEARS SALE Rojas Ellie 8305 - 2nd Place National Show, Class Winner OKC & Champion Red Angus NW District - Newt Hutchison Rojas Elllie 8301 - 1st Place National Show - Caleigh Scheihing


2019 ROJAS SUGA FREE Houston Livestock Show Open Show Champion Female and Rodeo Austin Reserve Supreme British Female Owned by Madison Fischer of Hempstead, TX - Sired by RIOJA

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How do you measure weight phenotypes and why are they important? How do you measure weight phenotypes and why are they important?


STORY BY Ryan Boldt STORY BY Ryan Boldt

n the first year of life in beef cattle there are three main weight measurements that are recorded. This information includes birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight observations. These three traits were some of the first recorded in the Red Angus breed and developed into EPDs for many associations. These measurements are the most commonly recorded and submitted information to the database on Red Angus animals. The goal of this article is to talk about the ideal way to take these measurements to make the data on each animal as accurate as possible. The birth weight of the animal is recorded within the first 24 hours after the animal is born. Ideally all animals will be weighed around the same time after birth. The reason for this is there can be differences in weight, based on whether the calf is covered in amniotic fluid, or if the calf has nursed or not. A scale designed for measuring newborn calves is the most accurate method for recording birth weights. Other measurement techniques and devices have been shown to be inaccurate means to measure birth weight of a calf. The goal behind measuring birth weight is to look at future growth potential and help predict calving difficulty. While the birth weight of a calf is not the only determining factor to calving ease, it does serve as a valuable indicator trait. In terms of EPDs, birth weight observations are used for the calculation of weight traits, as well as calving-ease EPDs. Weaning weight is the measurement of the weight of an animal at 205 days of age. When determining the best time to take weaning weights on a calf crop it should be targeted around when the highest number of calves are between 160 and 250 days of age. Ideally the average age of the calf is 205 days of age. Taking this measurement helps to characterize the growth pattern of an animal through the first part of its life and determine the differences in weight due to the milking ability of the dam. Weaning weight observations are used for the calculation of weight and Milk EPDs, as well as used as a correlated trait in several other EPD calculations.

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Yearling weight is a weight measurement taken when an animal is 365 days of age. When determining the best time to take yearling weights, the group should range in age from 320 to 410 days of age, with an average of 365. One method that is commonly used is to measure yearling weights on the same day that ultrasound measurements are recorded. Yearling weight gives a measurement on how the animal performed during the post-weaning period. Yearling weight observations are used for Yearling Weight, Average Daily Gain, Dry Matter Intake, Carcass Weight and Rib Eye Area EPD calculations. The idea behind taking these different measurements is to best characterize an animal’s growth curve during the first 365 days of its life. This information is included for the calculation of many different EPD values. Most importantly, it is vitally important to test the accuracy of your scale before weighing cattle. If measuring a large number of animals, it is critical to monitor the accuracy of the scale throughout the weighing period. One factor that is often overlooked is cleaning the scale regularly. Manure build-up can alter weight measurements if the scale is not properly cleaned. When recording weaning and yearling weight, it is important to weigh as many animals on the same day as possible. This allows for the largest number of animals to be compared against each other. To add accuracy to the measurements, animals can be fasted before weights are taken. Doing this minimizes the differences in weight due to gut fill. Another approach is to take multiple measurements for each weight on the same day and average these observations. Overall, the goal to recording these phenotypes is to take accurate measures for the EPD calculation process. The more time and care that is put into recording and reporting these measurements, the better the EPD calculation process will be able to evaluate this information. Taking a little extra time to accurately measure these phenotypes will lead to higher quality data submitted to the evaluation. JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

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hen selling your registered cattle there are several things to consider to make sure you are providing full and complete service to your buyers. We recommend sellers transfer their animals right away. We also recommend that sellers be in communication with their buyers, especially if meeting an ownership deadline for a show. Some buyers may need their animals transferred to them sooner than others. Remember, it is the responsibility of the seller to transfer the animal. We also strongly advise not giving the certificate to the buyer with the back filled out. Instead, use REDSPro to transfer online or send the filled-out certificate directly to the national office. A new certificate will be generated for the buyer and it will be mailed to them.

Selling pairs and Bred cows

Keep in mind the date of sale when selling cow-calf pairs or heavy-bred cows. Only the listed owner of the dam at the time of the calf ’s birth can register the calf. So if pairs are sold, the seller will be responsible for registering and transferring the calf to the new owner.

What about selling to commercial producers?

I often hear the comments: “Well, the bull is just going to be used on commercial cows. I don’t need the papers transferred.” Or, “I sold this heifer as a registered animal but the buyer is just a commercial guy that doesn’t want papers.” We find that many producers may be running their cattle commercially but down the road decide that they want to register calves. If animals have not been transferred, they will have to go back to the seller to transfer the animal. This results in reactivation and late transfer fees for the seller. Consider saving yourself extra paperwork and expense by transferring your animal right away.

Beyond the paper

Transferring ownership of your registered animals goes much further than the physical paper in someone’s hands. It opens the door to potential marketing opportunity for your customer, such as the Red Angus tagging programs. When enrolling in the tag program, the producer must show ownership of all registered bulls in their herd. If the bull has not been transferred, they cannot continue until the seller completes the transfer.

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Promotion and breed growth

Transferring your animals also helps in the growth of Red Angus and helps promote Red Angus marketing programs. As a Red Angus seedstock producer, you have pride in your herd and the genetics you create. You work to build a customer base in which to sell those genetics to year after year. The more your name is heard, the wider your customer base becomes. Transfering your animals is an important part of marketing, as well as free and easy to do. All buyers will also receive a free one-year subscription to the American Red Angus Magazine and a new certificate with their name listed as the owner. JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

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Registered Animals STORY BY jeananne mosher

Traceability - The Name of the Game If animals are transferred, buyers have access to track their registered animals for whatever use later on. For example, they could look at genetic improvement and trends within their herd, review pedigrees, convert to a registered herd or transfer the animal to another buyer. This also helps the association and marketing team evaluate the reach Red Angus has in the market and areas that are strong or weak in numbers and growth. The more the association knows, the more they can assist breeders and buyers alike.

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The RAAA has made some updates to the official certificate and the dates printed on it. These updates were made to more accurately display a timeline of when things were completed on the given animal.

Original Registration

The “Original Issue” date has been changed to “Original Registration.” This date reflects the date that the animal was entered into the database for registration.

Original Ownership Date

The “Issued” date has been changed to “Original Ownership Date”. This date used to reflect the date the certificate was printed. It now reflects the date the animal was actually entered into the current owner’s name in the database. This means that the date will be when the job is submitted in REDSPro and will stay the same until

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Upcoming Reporting Dates

July 1 - Fall Inventory Requested July 26 - Annual Membership Dues and Spring 2019 THR Billed August 5 - Spring Birth/ WW requested August 12 - Fall No-Progeny Report Requested August 13 - Spring Heifer Exposure Due September 2 - Fall Herd Inventory Due September 11-13 - National Red Angus Convention September 16 - Fall No-Progeny Report Due October 25 - Fall Inactivations October 28 - Spring Birth/WW Data Due

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Genetic Defect: Genomic Data: Sire

0 Parentage:

Genetic Defect: Genomic Data: Dam Parentage:

Sire and Dam qualify. MAF, OSF GGP Sire qualifies; dam not on file.

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This is to certify that the animal and pedigree presented in this Certificate of Registration Ownership Date: 05/07/2019 have been accepted and recorded in the RAAA database. This certificate is issued with full reliance upon the accuracy of the data submitted by the owner in preparation of this Certificate. Any errors or omissions therein are the responsibility of the submitting owner.

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ake a look at the fourby-four grid. How many squares do you see? Suspecting that it is a trick question, you are likely hesitant to say, “Sixteen.” If 16 is all that you see, examine it a bit further. The actual number of squares created by the four-by-four grid is 30. That’s right, 30. You might say to yourself, “What do those squares have to do with the value of juniors showing cattle?” In my mind, the connection is easy. To see the 30 squares you must look beyond the obvious. The same is true in order to see the total value of the junior experience.


When I joined 4-H at the ripe old age of 9, there was no question that I was going to have beef production as one of my projects. Nearly 40 years later, as I reflect on my projects and more specifically the showing aspect of my projects, I realize the effect the experiences had on my life. The obvious outcome of the project area was learning about beef production: balancing a ration, selecting appropriate genetics, caring for newborns and more. But when we take the time to look beyond the obvious, we see the true value of the program – the development of life skills. My involvement taught me social and character skills that can never be replaced. Junior cattle projects teach a great deal about beef production. The key is making certain youth are involved in every aspect of the process. I was Daddy’s little helper and very proud of it. I absolutely loved working with my calves and helping with the cowherd in general. But sometimes I was so caught up in pleasing and impressing my dad, that I was too scared to ask questions. If I had it to do all over again, I would ask more questions.

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I might have been the queen of the showring, but the only reason I knew it was time to increase feed intake was because Dad said it was time. Junior livestock projects naturally teach responsibility through caring for animals; challenge yourself to include the production of livestock in the learning process. On the local, state and national level there are outstanding educational opportunities to develop and test your knowledge. Take advantage of those opportunities; participate in speaking events, quiz bowls, judging contests, tours and any other knowledge challenge that you can. Growing up in Iowa, I had the opportunity to go to at least one “jackpot” show every weekend from January through mid-September. As I think back to those early Saturday mornings when the five members of my family would climb into our single-cab truck, the contents of our showbox tell the story best. There probably wasn’t a single time in a span of nearly 20 years that our showbox didn’t contain a deck of cards, a football and a Ziploc bag of Matchbox cars in addition to the show supplies. Showing cattle was not only about cattle. It was about the people we met, the skills we learned and the memories we made.

Relationship Building

The social relationships built through junior livestock programs are probably one of the program’s greatest by-products. Many years ago, I read an article on a Texas Tech research project validating the benefits of showing livestock. The top three program benefits identified by youth were social relationships, character development and family togetherness. As I reminisce about my own experience, there is no question that social relationships were a benefit. Not only do we make friends, but we also build Volume 1 : Issue 3


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“At that moment in time, it didn’t matter that I was first and he was second, but that we were both there on the medal podium claiming our goal.” relationships with adults, parents, sponsors and other supporters of the program. We build relationships that lead to career success. Several years ago, my mom was telling me how she always noticed that wherever I went growing up, I always seemed comfortable talking to adults, peers and youth. She credited growing up showing for developing those skills because throughout the experience many people help you gain knowledge and skills for your personal success. One of the greatest memories I have of showing cattle happened in 1990 at AK-SAR-BEN (a multi-state 4-H show at the end of the Midwest show season). Showmanship was always a priority at our house; winning the show was one thing, but winning showmanship was another. Winning showmanship at AK-SAR-BEN was at the top of my list of goals. As they read the top 10 from bottom to top, my heart pounded. After reading third place, I looked to see that only my friend, Keith, and I were still in the line-up. The moment they called his name for second, we both embraced each other in a big hug and not knowingly dropped our heifers’ halters. At that moment in time, it didn’t matter that I was first and he was second, but that we were both there on the medal podium claiming our goal. Keith’s mom has a picture of our hug; it symbolizes that competition isn’t everything, but the value of friendships very well may be. Make the most of the opportunity to meet people who have a common interest with you – the livestock industry.

Character Development

Throughout my youth, I was actively involved in 4-H, FFA and numerous other activities. Showing livestock blew away the competition in terms of character development. The program teaches responsibility, confidence, how to deal with loss, sportsmanship and pride, to name a few. Whether it be walking back to the stalls with an empty halter after selling an animal, wiping the tears after not placing as well as you would have liked, or thanking the judge after a long day, there is always a learning opportunity. It didn’t matter if I won JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

the show or not, my dad always had a list of suggestions. He was my greatest fan and my toughest critic all in one. I thought I would never do it good enough for him but he was teaching me to challenge myself, to make myself better. Now, I treasure that skill he instilled in me. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow. The moment we stop growing we start dying. Even the champion showman can improve their skills. Step it up a notch and always seek to improve your abilities.

Family Togetherness

In addition to social relationships and character development, one of my most prized possessions from my experience is the time I spent with my family. In today’s society, we hear of families that are so busy making a living that they don’t have time to make a life. I thank God for allowing me to grow up in a family that values spending time together. Whether it was doing chores, evaluating a new calf crop, baling hay or anything in between, I wouldn’t trade the world for the time I had with my parents and family. The support and unconditional love make all those crowded pick-up rides over thousands of miles worthwhile.

The Things that last

If you have ever seen the movie “8 Seconds” about Lane Frost, you might remember one of the parts I find most touching. Lane points to all of the belt buckles that his father won when he rode bulls and claims that he will never be as good as his father or live up to his father’s expectations. Lane’s mother points out that the buckles tarnish and the trophies collect dust; instead of focusing on winning, Lane should “hold onto the things that last.” Throughout our days in the show ring, we might win buckles that tarnish, trophies that collect dust and ribbons that fade. We need to focus on the things that last: the education, social relationships, character development and family togetherness. I challenge you to look beyond the obvious and find the true value in your experience. Remember that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take so get involved and take advantage of the opportunities. Volume 1 : Issue 3


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The Junior Red Angus Association of America, the junior affiliate of the RAAA, strives to equip and prepare all members to be leaders, innovators, stewards and advocates for the Red Angus breed, the beef industry and agriculture. The JRA membership actively participates in industry events, conferences and workshops designed to develop members’ critical thinking, leadership and production skill sets. Additionally, the JRA strives to nurture enthusiasm for the beef industry and agriculture, while promoting networking and education.

Save the Dates to Engage with JRA

June 15 – Red Angus Promotions Contest Entries Due June 16-22 - NAJRAE, Grand Island, Nebraska July 1 - Industry Education Scholarship Application Deadline July 16-21 – Round-Up and Annual Meeting, Texas/New Mexico October 1 - Industry Education Scholarship Application Deadline December 1 – Canadian Angus Exchange Application Deadline For more information on the Junior Red Angus Association of America and how youth can get involved in the Red Angus breed, visit RedAngus.org or call Kim Heller, Junior Programs Coordinator, at (515) 851-2019.

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1. Sullivan Supply Flare Show Ring Sheen 2. Sullivan Supply Livestock Tail Adhesive 3. Halter My name is Morley Griffith and I am from Shawnee, Oklahoma. I am 14 years old and I have been showing Red Angus cattle for two years. I attend Dale Middle School and will be entering high school as a freshman next year. I enjoy serving as the Oklahoma Junior Red Angus Princess and Vice President. I plan to attend Red Angus Round-Up again this year and look forward to all of the fun and exciting things the Red Angus breed has to offer.

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1. Clippers 2. Special Sheen Mix – Double Dip, Kleen Sheen and Linament 3. A water hose and a good water nozzle Howdy! My name is Zach Griffeth from Ponder, Texas. I am 14 years old and have been showing since I was 5. My favorite reason to show cattle is the people you get to meet! Some of my best friends live across the country, and I met them because of shows and our passion of Red Angus Cattle.

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• Ensure the TSUs are sealed completely by the red stopper with the sample, fluid and green ball inside. • Always align hair follicles and place them under the sticky film on a hair card. • Collect samples from relatively clean and dry areas of the animal. • After collections, store TSU samples at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

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• Only fill blood cards inside the printed circle and ensure they are dry before closing. • Do not submit a blood sample on any animal that was born a twin because of in utero cross contamination. Hair or TSU samples will yield accurate results. • Instead of pulling fine or small hair follicles on calves, try collecting blood or TSUs.

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Helpful livestock exhibiting tips on fly control from RAAA staff STORY BY chessie mitchell


ith summer finally here, cattle are often tormented by pesky flies both in the pasture and

the barn. Flies have the potential to carry disease and irritate cattle enough to substantially shorten their grazing times throughout the day. Shortened grazing times result in lighter cattle and lower paychecks. With that said, here are a few tips and methods to help with fly control in your pasture and barns this summer:

1. Consider a feed-through fly control solution.

As one of the easiest fly control methods, a producer simply feeds the fly control daily allowing it to pass through the digestive tract exiting with the manure. The fly control solution leaves an insect growth regulator in the manure, where flies lay their eggs, allowing it to stop the fly life cycle before they mature.

2. Keep feed, water and manure from building up around the animals.

This helps to decrease or eliminate the feeding and egg-laying areas for flies. Clean stalls and bunks are essential.

3. Keep feed in a clean and dry area, impeding the lure of flies to the area. 4. Fly tags offer protection for pasture cattle.

Follow recommended rotations and remove tags in the fall to prevent immunity build up by the fly population.

5. Follow a recommended deworming schedule. Most pour-on dewormers offer short-term fly control.

6. Determine other methods.

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Jaden Johnson of K3J Cattle Company/Blossom, TX pictured with 2019 Houston LiveStock Show Reserve Grand Champion 5RR High Roller 143E (Bieber Rollin Deep Y118 x Bieber Rose 303Y) produced by Cinco R Ranch, Seymour, TX. Your Next Winner Can Be Purchased At

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2 Show Judge: Dave Allen, TX SHOW DATE: March 16, 2019 *Grand Champion Female not pictured

1. Grand champion Female: *SNK MISS ELLA 701E – 3830759, Ruby Bell, OK

2. Reserve Champion Female: TC HANNA 105E – 3805996, Avery McMurphy, OK

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6 Open Show Judge: Nick Fitzsimmons, OK junior show judge: Dr. Scott Schaake, KS OPEN SHOW DATE: February 26, 2019 JUNIOR SHOW DATE: March 9, 2019 1. GRAND Champion junior Female: PZC MISS MIMI 838 ET – 3994250, Holly Thomas, TX

2. Reserve Champion JUNIOR Female: RED LAZY MC GILDA 120E – 3736773, Chloe Peoples, TX

3. GRAND Champion OPEN Female:

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ROJAS SUGA FREE 8115 – 3935735, Trademark Genetics, TX

4. RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN Female: LCA MINERVA 712E – 3755479, Grayson Fritcher, TX


6. Reserve champion open bull: 5RR HIGH ROLLER 143E – 3784205, Cinco R Ranch, TX JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

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Crockpot crustless pizza perfect for summer shows.


1 lb. of cooked hamburger meat OR 1 package of chopped beef sausage 3 cups of mozzarella cheese Beef pepperoni slices 1 jar of pizza sauce

Instructions: 1. Either pre-cook 1 lb. of hamburger meat or cut up 1 package of beef sausage. 2. Place a liner in a crock pot and turn on warm. 3. Stir the meat, pizza sauce and 1½ cups of mozzarella cheese together. 4. Place the mixture in the crockpot. 5. Spread 1½ cups of mozzarella cheese on top of the mixture. 6. Place pepperoni slices on top of the cheese. 7. Cook on warm for 3 hours. 8. Serve with tortillas or lettuce wraps

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Show Highlights MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 Opening Ceremonies THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019 Weaver Livestock Leather Showmanship Fundraising Auction and Socials FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 Breeder’s Cup Futurity Show Bred and Owned Females and Bulls Steer Show SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019 Percentage Female Show Owned Females Show

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The RAAA Junior Activities Committee is pleased to name each of the following five JRA members as a recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship.

Shaye Koester

Trey Harvey

of Carthage, Texas, is the son of Anthony and Judy Harvey. He and his family own and operate Diamond H Ranch in in the Galloway Community, where they raise registered Red Angus cattle. Throughout high school, Trey has been active in FFA, 4-H, JOAD Archery, Beta club, science club and NAJRAE. Trey has served in many leadership roles in FFA and is currently the chapter vice-president. He has been an active member of the livestock showing team since the fourth grade, competing at local, state and national levels. He stays busy with the daily management and care of his herd, but spends time serving his community by volunteering at a local food bank. Trey plans to attend Texas A&M University and study electrical engineering. He hopes to combine his ranching knowledge and the engineering curriculum to help cattlemen and women produce livestock in a more efficient environment. 42 Buckle & Banner

of Steele, North Dakota, is the daughter of Steve and Tracey Koester. She will be starting her sophomore year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall, where she is an animal science major, with minors in Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars. Shaye is very active at UNL and is currently part of UNL’s Block and Bridle, Grazing Livestock Systems and Meat Science clubs. Shaye raises registered and commercial Red Angus cattle and serves on the JRA board. After college Shaye plans to continue raising Red Angus cattle and obtain a career within the beef industry.

Jenna Le Blanc is the daughter of Jay and Rhonda Le Blanc. A life-long resident of East Bernard, Texas, Jenna is actively involved in FFA and 4-H, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Power Set and Key Club at East Bernard High School. Outside of school she manages her own herd of cattle including a string of show heifers, steers and bulls, and also helps out on the family run commercial beef cattle ranch. Jenna will attend Texas A&M University in the fall, majoring in animal science with a goal of eventually applying to vet school. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine while continuing to run her own ranch, and enthusiastically advocating for the beef cattle and agriculture industry. JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

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Kristen Massingill of Hamilton, Texas, is the daughter of Scott and Faith Massingill. She is a graduate of Hamilton ISD and was active in FFA and 4-H multiple years. Kristen has a passion for genetics and enjoys studying ways to improve animal nutrition, animal health and reproduction. Her career aspirations are to be an embryologist or veterinarian.

Andrea Rutledge of Big Sandy, Montana, is the daughter of Kelly and Kristie Rutledge and is a sophomore at Montana State University majoring in animal science. After earning her degree, she plans to return home to the family ranch to continue raising quality Red Angus cattle and will expand her business to include registered Red Angus sales and cattle reproduction services. Andrea is currently serving as the Montana FFA 2nd Vice President and Montana Junior Red Angus President.

Haley Marie VanWagner The RAAA Junior Activities Committee is also pleased to announce Haley Marie VanWagner as the recipient of the $500 Dee Sonstegard Memorial Scholarship. Haley is a resident of New Waverly, Texas, and the daughter of Kim and Steve VanWagner. She attends Willis High School and actively participates in FFA, 4-H and volleyball. Her main extracurricular activity is showing heifers year-round at different local, regional and national shows. She knows that no matter what her educational path may hold, Red Angus has become a prominent part of her life. She plans to continue her Red Angus breeding program and hopes to stimulate the younger generation to consider Red Angus whether it be showing or raising cattle. JUNE 2019 JULY 2019

Rutledge Recipient of Beef Industry Scholarship Program STORY BY Madison Adams, JRA President In an effort to prepare JRA members to be leaders, innovators, stewards and advocates for the Red Angus breed, the beef industry and agriculture, the Beef Industry Education Scholarship Program provides financial support for members to participate in industry activities and events that will impact the member’s success in the industry. This quarter’s recipient of the Beef Industry Scholarship Program was Andrea Rutledge from Montana and she used the scholarship opportunity to participate in an artificial insemination school. “I am currently attending Montana State University where I am studying Animal Science,” said Rutledge. “My ultimate goal is to return home to my fifth-generation operation to raise my own herd of registered Red Angus cattle. Beyond that, I will be able to expand to Red Angus production sales. This AI Management School is pertinent because, when raising my own herd, my goal is to do all of the AIing by myself. I also intend to offer my services and unique knowledge to help local ranchers AI their herds. This can boost their profit margins if done properly as well add local services which will reduce travel costs for area ranchers.” Scholarship applications are accepted each quarter for review. Scholarships of up to $200 each will be awarded to support the member’s registration and participation in the educational experience. Some examples of a qualifying beef industry education program are artificial insemination and New Mexico’s Youth Ranch Management Camp.

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Get to know your RAAA staff and leadership..

chief executive officer

What is your favorite thing about your job?

The genetics part of the cattle business is something I’m very passionate about. It is very enjoyable to be part of making the Red Angus breed better both genetically and phenotypically, while having a positive impact on the beef industry too. Plus, working with some of the best people anywhere is fun too!

what is your favorite show? NWSS!

What is your favorite cut of beef?

A strip steak is hard to beat with its great beef flavor.

What are your hobbies?

Biking and reading. I try to read many different types of books as a mind stretcher.

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accounting director

What is your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite thing about my job is the numbers! I have also enjoyed working with this great group of people and learning more about the Red Angus breed.

what is your favorite show?

The National Western Stock Show. I look forward to it every January!

What is your favorite cut of beef? Filet mignon

What are your hobbies? I love to travel. I enjoy hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, reading and spending time with family.

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Chief Executive Officer Tom Brink Ext. 4 — tombrink@redangus.org Director of Breed Improvement Ryan Boldt Ext. 12 — ryan@redangus.org Director of Office Operations Halla Pfeiff Ext. 10 — halla@redangus.org Assistant Registration Department Manager Amanda Travis Ext. 6 — amanda@redangus.org REDSPro and Registry Specialist Jeananne Mosher Ext. 18 — jeananne@redangus.org DNA Programs Coordinator Fallon Flick Ext. 7 — fallon@redangus.org DNA/ Customer Service Specialist Alana Mauzy Ext. 14 — alana@redangus.org Database and Registration Consultant Kenda Ponder Ext. 15 — kenda@redangus.org Director of Commercial Marketing Harold Bertz (816) 661-2289 — harold@redangus.org Commercial Marketing Coordinator Katie Ochsner Ext. 16 — katieochsner@redangus.org Marketing Specialist Nolan Woodruff Ext. 9 — nolan@redangus.org Tag and Show Programs Coordinator Chessie Mitchell Ext. 2 — chessie@redangus.org Junior Programs Coordinator Kim Heller (515) 851-2019 — juniors@redangus.org Director of Communications Brandi Buzzard Frobose (785) 448-0239 — brandi@redangus.org ARA Publisher Kevin LeMaster (515) 225-0051 — kevin@redangus.org ARA Editorial Coordinator Tracey Koester (701) 391-5440 — tracey@redangus.org Accounting Director Janet Russell Ext. 11 — janet@redangus.org Red Angus Foundation, Inc. Fund Raiser Patsy Krause (406) 599-2852 — patsy@redangus.org

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