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...
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.
AAA Free Drawing for 2 DNA Tissue Sample Applicators
AAA is encouraging Aberdeen members to think about using the Tissue Sampling Unit (TSU) for all current and future DNA collections. The TSU can be used at any age, does not require any technical expertise for drawing blood, no needles and no need to count hair follicles. The TSU produces a high quality sample and can be used with an easy to use applicator.
The first 25 Members with a TSU request or TSU requests received by September 15, whichever comes first, will be entered into a free drawing to receive one of two free TSU applicators, each with a $40 value.
To find out more about the TSU, go to the DNA Sampling Instructions located under the Register Cattle button. Enter into the TSU Drawing by ordering your supplies today!
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.”
NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD POSITION
Nominations are now closed for a position on the AAA Board of Directors. September 1st was the deadline. All those nominated, please provide the following:Download the AAA Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Ethics Form.
A biography, head shot and paperwork (including Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics form) are due by October 1, 2019.
Ballots go out November 1, 2019.
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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