It is increasingly common for commercial cow-calf producers to purchase their replacement heifers, or sometimes cows, instead of developing replacements themselves. There are a number of sound economic and management reasons that this is becoming the preferred route for many producers.
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In terms of the Western beef industry, one of the pivotal events of the year has always been the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) held each January in Denver. It has been the forum to exhibit the best of a breed, as well as the vehicle to gain market share and spur on new ideas and new technology.
The Red Bluff bull sale itself was very positive in many aspects. In all, 20 more bulls sold this year than last for an average $88/head higher than last year. Remember, 2020’s sale saw an increase of $700 per bull, so to maintain the average under these circumstances was an enormous triumph.
In 1995, the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) implemented a mandatory Total Herd Reporting (THR) program data collection system, which was the first of its kind in the industry.
In a year that saw the cancellation of high-profile shows like the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) and the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, cattle associations along with the Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE), were able to put together a stock show for cattlemen and women.
In lieu of the National Red Angus Convention, originally scheduled for Sept. 23-25 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Red Angus Association of America will be hosting a virtual convention to provide members, producers and stakeholders with breed updates and insight into the Association’s year-end standing and future plans.
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Associations must learn to cooperate in order to survive and remain relevant.