Top Performing Cattle Earn Prestigious Grid Master Award


DENVER – The Grid Master Award, an honor bestowed by the Red Angus Association of America, is earned by operations that have successfully combined high-performing Red Angus genetics, skillful feeding and precise marketing to achieve success in the production of superior beef carcasses. Nolan Woodruff, RAAA commercial marketing specialist, announced the recipients of the 2022 Grid Master Awards at the 69th annual National Red Angus Convention held Sept. 14-16, in Kalispell, Montana.

“It is impressive to see the harvest data on the great Red Angus cattle our producers continue to bring to market. Red Angus producers are raising the bar and proving that Red Angus feeder cattle can convert feed efficiently and produce a valuable end-product destined for the center of the plate. Congratulations to all the operations across the country who received the status of Grid Master this year,” said Woodruff.

To be named a Grid Master, entries must be Red Angus or Red Angus-influenced cattle enrolled in RAAA’s Feeder Calf Certification Program or Allied Access tag program and must achieve a specified level of carcass excellence. The program is open to both conventionally and naturally fed cattle.

Conventionally fed Red Angus cattle must be marketed in lots of at least 30 head, reach a minimum of 90% Choice and Prime and have a maximum of 5% Yield Grade 4s.

Naturally fed Red Angus cattle must also be marketed in lots of at least 30 head, achieve 90% Choice and Prime, with a maximum of 10% Yield Grade 4s.

Conventionally Fed Division

Lorenzen Ranches – Bend, Oregon
Cow Creek Ranch, Inc. – Jordan Valley, Oregon
Prairie Dog Creek Cattle – Dresden, Kansas
Hayes Red Angus – Jetmore, Kansas
Van Schoiack Ranch – Heppner, Oregon
Meyer Family Farms – Brunswick, Missouri
Phillips Ranch – Selden, Kansas
Steven Meyer – Brunswick, Missouri
Schuler Red Angus – Bridgeport, Nebraska

Naturally Fed Division

Spreutels Farm Red Angus – Koshkonong, Missouri
Delong Ranch – Winnemucca, Nevada
Solid Rock Red Angus – Limon, Colorado
Christensen Brothers INC – Weldona, Colorado

For those who would like additional information on the Grid Master Award program, or to learn more about Red Angus-specific marketing grids and the FCCP program, please contact Nolan Woodruff at or (805) 861-0996. Visit to learn more about marketing options for Red Angus-influenced cattle.