Red Angus Embryos for Sale from Davis Rairdan
Davis Rairdan has Red Angus embryos for sale from a variety of
top bloodlines. Red Angus is one of the most popular breeds among
ranchers. The cows are very maternal and their red coloring makes
them very heat tolerant.
Eric L.C. Pentecost, a noted English breeder of Red Angus cattle,
hypothesized that one source of red was introduced into Aberdeen
Angus cattle in the eighteenth century when the larger English
Longhorns, predominantly red in, were crossed with the smaller
native polled cattle in order to provide for animals sufficiently
large to be used for draft purposes.
Hugh Watson of Keillor, Scotland is universally recognized as
the father of the modern Aberdeen Angus breed. When he started
his farming activities in 1808, he received six of the "best
and blackest cows, as well as a bull" from his father's herd.
Watson decided the colour of his herd should be black and he started
to select in that direction." Although black became the most
desired colour for the breed, because red is a recessive gene,
it would remain in the genepool.
The Red Colour of Red Angus Has Three Distinct Advantages:
- Red is the most populous colour of cattle breeds world wide.
Red Angus provides a continuity and uniformity of colour to
any crossbreeding system.
- Red is more heat tolerant than black and the bronze pigmentation
gives great resistance to cancer eye and sun burned udders.
The majority of the world's cattle are in areas that need heat
tolerance, so the red colour is a definite advantage.
- Being crossed red always breeds true. Red Angus carry no
diluter genes and thus avoid the grays that result when crossbreeding
Red Angus Breed Characteristics
The Red Angus gene pool offers a consistent source of traditional
Angus traits, including carcass quality, maternal characteristics,
calving ease, and moderate size. In addition, Red Angus offer uniformity,
good disposition, and an outstanding appetite. All of these are
backed by the industry's most precise, reliable and comprehensive
genetic predictions; and service after the sale that includes a
comprehensive commercial marketing program.
Red Angus Registry
Seven innovative breeders chose to use Red Angus in 1954 to establish
the industry's first performance registry. Throughout its history,
the Red Angus Association of America has maintained this objective
focus and has earned a well deserved reputation for leadership and
In 1945, various cattlemen throughout the United States started
selecting and breeding reds cropped from the best black Aberdeen
Angus herds in America. In 1954, seven visionary breeders gathered
to establish a unique breeder's organization known as the Red Angus
Association of America (RAAA). Rejecting the norms of the times,
the RAAA was designed around the new scientific principles of performance
So, from the beginning, performance data was required for registration
of all cattle. The ultimate goal was to initiate a system to objectively
evaluate and select cattle based on traits of economic importance,
and to build an Association that would adopt and embrace scientific
Red Angus Association of America
The RAAA has long been noted for its farsighted vision of beef production.
Over a variety of fronts The Association has either led the industry,
or been an early adopter of new technologies. This maverick attitude
allowed the RAAA to adopt philosophies and technologies that were
deemed too risky or unconventional by other associations. Here is
a sample of some visionary policies enacted by the RAAA:
The RAAA has been a leader in:
- Performance Movement
- Open A.I.
- Performance Data in the Showring
- Promotion of Crossbreeding
- Offering an Open Registry
- Focusing on Commercial Customers
- Total Herd Reporting
- Evaluating Fertility
- Genotypic Certification
- Value Based Marketing
- Economically Relevant Traits