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...
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2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION NEWS
Nominations are now closed. Candidates must supply a headshot and a 300 word (Maximum) biography to the Nomination Committee by 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on the October 1st preceding the election. Ballots will be mailed to all active AAA members on the November 1st preceding the election. Candidates who do not submit both a headshot and biography by October 1st will not be listed on the election ballot for that year’s election, but, if they have met the aforementioned criteria set forth in this rule, they will still be eligible to run as a write-in candidate and, if elected, serve on the Board of Directors.
AAA will be electing the two highest vote getters for 3 year terms and the third vote getter for a one year term. Only one member will be eligible to be on the board for the Southern Region as two board members are already serving from that region. Board members up whose terms have expired are: Craig Walker, Darwin Engelkes and Allen Sieverkropp.
Eligibility to Run for and Serve on the Board of Directors
To be eligible to run for or serve on AAA’s Board of Directors, a candidate must:
- Be an individual;
- Be an Active Member of AAA;
- Be at least 21 years of age;
- Have registered or transferred at least five animals with their herd prefix within the last calendar year;
- Be nominated by another Active Member;
- Sign a Conflict of Interest Form (Appendix 1);
- Sign a Code of Conduct Form (Appendix 2).
NEW AMERICAN ABERDEEN EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
American Aberdeen Association has developed a new program called the American Aberdeen Excellence Program (AAEP). This umbrella program includes a newly developed Dam of Merit and Sire of Merit designation for those registered American Aberdeen cattle that meet the AAEP merit criteria. The AAEP also includes the various American Aberdeen crossbreeding program designations, allowing producers to utilize fullblood, purebred and percentage American Aberdeen cattle in their operations to the highest benefit. Additional designations and program enhancements to the AAEP will be added as deemed necessary and beneficial to American Aberdeen breeders and the AAA membership. Learn more here
LOCALLY SOURCED, RESPONSIBLY RAISED: SEE HOW ONE BREEDER SUPPLIES HIS SMALL-TOWN RHODE ISLAND RESTAURANT WITH 100 % AMERICAN ABERDEEN BEEF
Within the agricultural industry, there is a large variety of sectors operating under different circumstances and serving different purposes. At the end of the day, however, there is one thing each business has in common: community.
For Joshua Welch, of Stonington, Conn., the cattle business brought a sense of connectedness to his life.
“I like the community of people that I work with and come in contact with,” Welch says. “The people involved in agriculture or the livestock industry….(read more here)
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