07-05-17 RAAA News: Are You a Grid Master?

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RAAA News: Are You a Grid Master?

Red Angus calves enrolled in the FCCP or Allied Access that were harvested between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, may be considered if they meet the following specifications under two different classifications: all-natural cattle or conventionally fed cattle.

All-Natural Cattle Specifications 

  • 30 head (or larger) load lot size
  • 90% (or higher) Choice and Prime
  • 10% (or less) Yield Grade 4
  • Calculated Grid Score of 100+

Conventionally Fed Cattle Specifications 

  • 30 head (or larger) load lot size
  • 85% (or higher) Choice and Prime
  • 5% (or less) Yield Grade 4
  • Calculated Grid Score of 100+

Producers whose cattle are enrolled in FCCP and Allied Access can contact RAAA to submit their carcass data for consideration of Grid Master status. Data can be sent to Harold Bertz, commercial marketing programs coordinator, atharold@redangus.org or faxed to 888-829-6069. You can also call Bertz at 940-387-3502, Ext. 19 for more information.

The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the competitive advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with the most objectively described cattle in the industry by seeking and implementing new technologies based on sound, scientific principles that measure traits of economic importance. For more information, visit www.RedAngus.org.


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