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October 24, 2014

A.J. Watson
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Blount County Treasurer-Secretary Tim Whitley, left, stands with his parents, Jane and Henry, and Jim McLean as they accept Red Angus Breeder of the Year Award at the 61st Red Angus National Convention in Savannah, Georgia Sept. 10-13.

Horton-based Whitley Red Angus was awarded Breeder of the Year at the 61st annual Red Angus National Convention Sept. 10-13 in Savannah, Georgia.

Blount County Secretary-Treasurer Tim Whitley, who helps manage the Red Angus farm, accepted the award with his parents, Jane and Henry.

The Whitley farm dates back 100 years and spans seven generations. In 1965, Red Angus cattle were added to the operation and became a focal point on their farm.

Whitley Red Angus strives to breed cattle of high performance, which directly aligns with the definition of the Red Angus Breeder of the Year Award.

Winners of the award are described as members who have contributed to and maintained an excellent standard of quality in breeding Red Angus cattle in their herd.

At the convention, about 200 Red Angus enthusiasts toured the Savannah Harbor, conducted business during the three-day convention, learned about Georgia agriculture and experienced Southern hospitality.

“The national convention is always an exciting event for us,” said Twig Marston, Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) chief executive officer. “It’s a time where members come together to talk business and catch up on the practices that differ between each state.”

For more information on the 2014 Red Angus National Convention, visit

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