Why Red Angus?
Red Angus females are in high demand from commercial producers far and wide. Their longevity, fertility, adaptability and efficiency, coupled with their good disposition, make them the ideal cow for today’s producer.
Data from Superior Livestock has shown that Red Angus females command up to $11/cwt more than females of all other breed types, which solidifies the fact that Red Angus cows can position your farm or ranch to thrive in today’s volatile markets.
Additional data from Superior Livestock show that bred Red Angus heifers command an average of $150 more per head than all other breed types ($140 more than Angus-sired, $133 more than English x Continental and $177 more than Brahman-influenced bred heifers).
Serious data for serious consideration: what can Red Angus do for your herd and your bank account?
The Red Angus FCCP & Allied Access programs are the industry's best value in Age and Source Verification.
From 2013-2018, producers who used the FCCP tag reaped an average premium of $2.98 per hundredweight (cwt) in comparison to producers selling Red Angus sired calves without the yellow tag. On calves averaging 600 lbs, this advantage would calculate to nearly $18 per head and $1,430 per pot load! Given this, the choice to tag your calves through the FCCP seems obvious with a minimal initial investment of just $0.99 per tag and no enrollment fee. (Source: Superior Livestock Auction Analysis: Kansas State University, Merck Animal Health, and Superior Livestock).
Buyers of yellow-tagged calves can capture more downstream value through two grid programs that are open exclusively to FCCP-tagged calves. The Tyson Choice Plus Grid, or Verified Red Angus grid as Tyson cattle buyers know it, pays premiums on upper 2/3rds Choice cattle. There are additional premiums for cattle grading Prime, and a 15% allowance for "out cattle" (heavies, Yield Grade 4 and 5, etc.), with no discounts up to that threshold. The G.O. RED, through Greater Omaha Packing in Omaha, NE, pays premiums for Yield Grade 1 and 2 cattle.