Huber to lead N.D. Red Angus group |

Huber to lead N.D. Red Angus group

Todd Leland (left) NDRAA past president, recognized Mark Barenthsen of Powers Lake (right), NDRAA outgoing past president, for his service and leadership to the NDRAA. Photo courtesy NDRAA

North Dakota Red Angus Association (NDRAA) members gathered in Mandan, N.D., on Dec. 11 to conduct the annual business of the association, elect new officers and share camaraderie with fellow Red Angus enthusiasts.

Gary Fike, director of commercial marketing for the Red Angus Association of America, addressed NDRAA members and explained the importance of retaining the Feeder Calf Certification Program “yellow” tag to gain market advantages including selling cattle on Red Angus-specific grids. He also discussed the new Herd Navigator DNA test that assists producers in identifying which commercial Red Angus heifers will make the best replacement females.

The NDRAA acknowledged Mark Barenthesen of Powers Lake, N.D., and Ed Kalianoff of Steele, N.D. who completed their tenures on the board. Bryan Huber of Jud, N.D., moved into the president role while Jodi Schriefer of Golden Valley, N.D., assumed responsibilities as vice president. Ron Clemetson of Grand Forks, N.D., was re-elected to his board seat, and Josh Rust of Mercer, N.D., and Scott Kueffler of Grenora, N.D., joined the board as new directors.

NDRAA members enjoyed a social and prime rib banquet before chances were auctioned off for the donation heifer provided by DK Red Angus of Grenora, N.D., and premium four-color advertising pages were sold for the NDRAA Membership Directory.

The North Dakota Red Select Sale completed the Red Angus weekend the next day, Dec. 12, at Kist Livestock.

For more information on the NDRAA or to join, visit or contact Secretary/Treasurer Emmy Huber at 701-685-2687.

–North Dakota Red Angus Association