Raymond grew up in a small town located in Alberta, Canada, where his family owned and operated a small beef cattle feedlot. Raymond grew up exhibiting cattle throughout Canada but later moved to the United States to pursue a career in the livestock industry. Today, in addition to Highland Connection, Raymond operates Competitive Edge Genetics (CEG) out of Lawrence, KS where he focuses on selling show cattle and semen on high-quality bulls to customers across the country. Raymond sells an average of 100 show calves every fall which has allowed him to build many relationships with people throughout the industry. After the fall sale season, Raymond continues servicing those animals throughout the year at shows across the country like the National Western Stock Show, the North American International Livestock Exposition, the American Royal, and many more. Apart from the show cattle, CEG offers semen on an extensive variety of high-quality AI sires. Raymond spends the spring making farm visits across the country meeting with breeders to help make breeding decisions to better their programs. Over the course of the last twelve years of living in the United States, he has been fortunate to raise and sell numerous state fair and national champions. His expertise in the field of marketing, and show and sale cattle preparation has helped solidify him as an industry leader and mentor across numerous breeds.
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