We had another great National Show and Sale this year, and I want to thank all of our consignors for their support.
Circle K Devon’s Jewel, with a bull calf by her side, was this year’s top selling animal at $7,000.
We would  like to congratulate Lenoir’s Creek Devon (Charlie and Martha Trantham) on winning Grand Champion Female with CRT Lenoir Martha W09, and Ozark Red Devons (Bob and Ty Robertson) on winning Reserve Champion Female with C2 of Rumbel. Lakota Ranch (Jeremy and Jill Engh) won Grand Champion Bull with King Henry, and Hillside Pastures (Daniel and Linda Marquardt) won Reserve Champion Bull with Tominas Warlock B90. We’d also like to congratulate our first place winners in each class: Open Heifer was won by Emily C23 from Ozark Red Devons; Bred Heifer was won by C2 of Rumbel from Ozark Red Devons; Cow/Calf class was won by CRT Lenoir Martha W09 from Lenoir’s Creek Devon; Junior Bull class was won by Tomina’s Warlock B90 from Hillside Pastures; and the Senior Bull class was won by Lakota’s King Henry from Lakota Ranch. All the entries and placings are listed on the RDUSA website (www.reddevonusa.com).
The RDUSA Board of Directors would like to welcome Jenny Sabo as a new board member. I have had many long talks with Jenny and she is eager to contribute to our organization. Returning to the board are Paul Colucci (one year commitment) and Fernando Mendez. I will continue as President, Greg Hickl will continue as Vice President, Paul Colucci will continue as Treasurer, and Anne Derousie is now the Executive Secretary. Anne has been serving as the head of our historical committee and doing such a good job that we are dumping more responsibility upon her shoulders.
As always, we are wanting members to get more involved. I encourage you to volunteer your services to one of the many committees that keep things going at RDUSA. Please contact our organizational secretary, Sarah Wilkerson, or any board member for assistance. I know some of you have offered to volunteer in the past and you weren’t utilized — I hope that won’t stop you from volunteering again, because we certainly need all the quality help we can get.
As you can see, there are not a lot of changes on the board. The departure of Roy Doan will certainly leave big shoes to fill, but I think that with many people continuing on with tasks that they have become proficient in that we will be okay. A full listing of annual meeting minutes will be posted as always on the RDUSA website; however I will give you some highlights. Membership is up, registration and transfer issues have been greatly reduced, and turnaround time with CLRC is greatly improved. We have branched out in our efforts to promote and market cattle, and are reaching a much broader audience. There will be a World Devon Congress mini tour hosted by the United States in 2018; preparations have begun to celebrate 400 years of Devon cattle in this country in 2023, and nobody has enough gourmet quality grass fed Devon beef to go around.
One final reminder: all ads and articles for the Spring ’16 Devon USA are due February 1st.
Jeremy A. Engh