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.
American Aberdeen Association News...
AJAA JUNIOR HEIFER AT NATIONAL SALE
Help support the AJAA (American Junior Aberdeen Association) by bidding to purchase this Fullblood heifer generously donated by Heaven Sent Ranch. She will be offered at our National Sale on January 24, 2020 at 2pm.
You can bid on her as an individual or in a buyer’s group.
Registering for the Buyer’s group online is now closed. You can also bid at the sale as an individual.
Pictured is HSR Garrisons Daisy – Fullblood American Aberdeen heifer. Registration is FF41124. View her pedigree here.
Contact Alan Sieverkropp at 509-750-4203 for more information.
NWSS BANQUET GUEST SPEAKERS
We are thrilled to introduce our guest speakers for the Annual Banquet! John and Leann Saunders are the Co-Founders, CEO & President of IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc. They will be presenting info on the NEW Aberdeen Premium Beef age and source verification program. | Learn more about IMI here: https://www.imiglobal.com/index.html
The AAA Banquet is on Thursday January 23, 2020 at the Embassy Suites (host hotel). The banquet also features the AJAA Auction. Meals are buffet style and are $40 for adults. Children 12 and under are $30. There will be a limited amount of tickets available at the door.
See more information about the National Western Stock Show including entry forms and activities including schedule and host hotel here.
LATEST AAA BOARD MEETING MINUTES
See all AAA Board Meeting Minutes here.
NEW DNA TYPING PROCEDURES
All DNA typing materials will now be available from the AAA Registry Office. Order your blood cards, hair cards or TSU’s by going to the Online Payments page here. Also, find the new DNA Testing Form and complete instructions for all DNA options in multiple places on the website but most predominately under the Register Cattle link.
For those without internet access, feel free to call the registry office at 303-840-4343. AAA will send out forms and instructions with every order.
To find out more about the TSU, go to the DNA Sampling Instructions located under the Register Cattle button.
BUY REGISTERED AMERICAN ABERDEEN CATTLE
Registered American Aberdeen cattle are backed by good record keeping and, in the case of fullbloods, mandatory parentage verification. Registered American Aberdeen cattle and “registerable” cattle are two very different things. The owner of the dam of American Aberdeen cattle at the time a calf is born is the only person who can complete the registration process on that calf (except an embryo transplant calf produced from a purchased embryo where you will need the flush report to register the calf). Their record keeping and ownership of the parent entitle them to this privilege. Important details such as birth date, tattoo, sire and dam are the responsibility of the breeder to maintain and record. A buyer of unregistered cattle cannot register the cattle after buying them. Buyers unsure of the parentage of their “registerable Aberdeens” cannot prove their parentage by DNA testing.
Before you buy American Aberdeen cattle, be sure their registration is complete. You can view all registered American Aberdeen cattle on our website, in the herdbook section. The seller should transfer the registration papers to you, at their expense, after you have made payment.”
NEW! ABERDEEN PREMIUM BEEF
The American Aberdeen Association is pleased to announce an exciting new program to help extend and capture the value of Aberdeen-bred feeder cattle—Aberdeen Premium Beef.
In partnership with IMI Global, this new age and source verification program will help seedstock and commercial cattlemen document and encourage the use of Aberdeen genetics. IMI Global will verify calves that are sired by registered Full Blood, Moderator or Aberdeen Plus bulls that have DNA samples on file with the American Aberdeen Association.
For seedstock producers, this is an opportunity to continue to expand the value and influence of American Aberdeen genetics in the commercial marketplace. American Aberdeens check all the boxes for both the large-scale rancher and small-acreage farmer—easy-calving, good natured, low maintenance, and feed efficient with excellent taste, texture and tenderness characteristics. Aberdeens also attract grass-fed and feedlot buyers with their ability to quickly finish with exceptional ribeye area per hundred pounds of body weight—translating to high yielding, high quality, high value beef carcasses.
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