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American Aberdeen cattle are easy calving, good natured cattle that are very feed efficient and maintain themselves on grass. They have excellent taste, texture and tenderness beef characteristics and exceptional ribeye area per hundred pounds of body weight which translates to very high yielding, high quality, high value beef carcasses.

American Aberdeen cattle answer the challenges of both the large scale rancher and the small acreage farmers.
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IMPORTANT LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR ASSOCIATION
Letter to Members – Please Read

WHAT’S NEXT…
The American Aberdeen Association Board of Directors is working on a comprehensive marketing plan with Agtown to promote American Aberdeen cattle. Agtown is an agricultural marketing firm out of Greeley, CO. This is a huge benefit to our members so stay tuned for more details.

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Save the Date! September 1-3, 2017 is the World Cattlemen’s Cow Efficiency Congress in Dickinson, North Dakota. This event is hosted by the NDSU Dickinson Research Center. The Dickinson Research Center has been studying their herd of Moderator females for years. The Congress will focus on signals to pay attention to when striving to become more efficient and attempting to return more net revenue to the ranch in a beef cattle enterprise. Animal scientists from several notable universities and research facilities will speak to a paradigm shift that can make us all more effi cient and more profitable. We hope you will attend.

See the Schedule | Download the Registration Form

• Effective June 7, 2017, the reciprocal registration agreement between the American Aberdeen Association and the Australian Lowline Cattle Association has ended. This means the American Aberdeen Association will no longer accept registration pedigrees of any animals from the Australian Lowline Cattle Association not already recognized in the American Aberdeen Association registry.

On May 30, 2017, ALCA held a special board meeting to form a written offer to the American’s who aren’t happy with the name change, a short term offer to join at a lower rate and to accept American DNA test that have previously not been accepted. These offers along with some other offers to waive fees to register cattle out of our herd book were seen by the Board of Directors of the American Aberdeen Association as an attempt by the ALCA to solicit our members to remove their cattle from our herd book and move their membership and cattle to ALCA.

In response to this attempt by ALCA to encourage our members to leave, the board of directors issued a statement to ALCA to ask them to take back their offer. We also mentioned that if we couldn’t come to an agreement we may be forced to reconsider our reciprocal agreement with them. The ALCA President Gordon Guthrie responded that the letter was not an open solicitation to our members and that he was not aware of any reciprocal agreement between our associations. The American Aberdeen Association board of directors then voted to give ALCA a time limit to rescind their offer. ALCA did not rescind their offer and then promised a formal response to our request after their board meeting that was being held on Tuesday June 13, 2017. To date, we have not received the formal response from ALCA.

The reciprocal agreement that had been in effect since 1995 was very one sided in favor of ALCA. Basically the ALR would accept any animal from ALCA to our herd book as long as DNA from our current system could be provided to go on file at Geneseek. On the other hand if an animal from the ALR was to be accepted to the ALCA herd book, every animal in that animal’s pedigree that wasn’t already in their herd book must have DNA done in Australia and registered into their herd book just to get that one animal in. It is the hope of the board of directors that in the near future we can re-negotiate a reciprocal agreement between the American Aberdeen Association and the ALCA that is mutually agreeable and fair to all involved

• Marketplace Ads – All Marketplace advertisers are invited to change your current ads to reflect the name change and/or any contact info reflecting the name change at no charge. Please contact events@americanaberdeen.com to update your ad. After August 1, all ads must reflect the name change.

• It’s here! Download the ALJA packet for Junior Nationals coming up June 27 – July 1, 2017. Includes schedule, entry forms, Queen/Princess application, ALJA Board of Directors application. Deadline to enter was May 20, 2017.

• Extension given for use of Paper Artificial Insemination Certificates:
The ALR Board has extended the use of paper Artificial Insemination(A.I.) certificates until the end of 2017. Breeders are still encouraged to mail in all paper A.I. certificates to the office. The office will then convert them to an electronic A.I. certificate and put them into specific member accounts. Unless noted on the paper A.I. certificate, all certificates will continue to be transferrable and will be able to register any or all types of American Aberdeen cattle as noted on the A.I. certificate.

Those paper certificates must be mailed to the office. No fax transmissions or electronic scans will be accepted. Members will not be charged for this service.

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