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KANSAS PRODUCER OVERFLOWS WITH PERSONALITY

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) recently named Connie Mushrush their Personality of the Year at the 2007 National RAAA Convention held in Dodge City, Kan., September 26 – 29, at the historic Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center. Joe and Connie Mushrush own and operate Mushrush Red Angus a family operated Red Angus seedstock program located in the Kansas Flint Hills near Strong City. They hold a production sale every spring and operate a feedyard that feeds cattle raised on their ranch as well as cattle purchased from their bull customers. They operate with a strong commercial focus, dedicated to producing functional cattle that excel throughout the beef cycle. The Mushrush's cattle have performed so well that they earned the RAAA Grid Master Carcass Award this year for a set of calves harvested on the Angus America Grid.

Connie has served as an officer in the Kansas Red Angus Association and is credited with helping develop it into one of the most progressive State Affiliates in the RAAA. She played a major role in hosting the recent RAAA's Convention, and actively promotes Red Angus in whatever she is doing. She is the creative force behind Mushrush's promotional ads. One of which featured Joe sitting in a hot tub illustrating how some people are able to relax during calving season. Another ad showed a cattleman balancing a big round bale on his shoulders vs. Joe standing beside him with a leaf of hay from a small square bale.

Their slogan reads, “Pen after pen, year after year, they work”. Connie is the cornerstone that grounds Mushrush Red Angus and her family. She embodies the consistent strive for excellence that is the focus of their seedstock program. That is why the RAAA is proud to present Connie Mushrush with the Personality of the Year Award for 2007.

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