April 14, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Craig Daily Press "John Raftopoulos’s Angus bull program recognized as best in the state"

Joe Moylan:
"The Raftopoulos name has been synonymous with Moffat County ranching for almost a century.
The family is best known for its connection to the sheep industry.

But on March 31, John Raftopoulos, 60, of Raftopoulos Ranches, was recognized as the 2011 Promoter of the Year by the Colorado Angus Association for his ability to raise some of the best performing, high-altitude Angus cattle in Colorado.

Raftopoulos Ranches expanded into the commercial and registered Angus seed stock business 10 years ago.

“It was a surprise and honor that they selected us for the award,” Raftopoulos said. “I never thought 10 years ago that we would be getting an award.

“All we are trying to do is produce cattle that work in our environment, which is my passion. If you take care of business, do what you think is right, use common sense and work hard, things like this happen.”

The award was presented during Raftopoulos Ranches’ — aka Diamond Peak Cattle Company — annual bull sale in Loma, where the outfit sold 207 bulls at an average price of $4,068 a head...."
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