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...
2021 BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTION
We are excited to introduce (5) nominees who are seeking your vote to fill (3) positions to serve on the 2021 Board of Directors. Watch the candidate interviews and read their bios here.
Be on the lookout for your ballots. The ballots must be postmarked by December 1, 2020.
CANCELED – AMERICAN ABERDEEN SHOW & SALE JANUARY 8-12th IN NEBRASKA
The state of Nebraska has canceled the National Aberdeen Show at Grand Island Conference Center. We knew this could be a possibility in these uncertain times. We are working diligently to secure an opportunity to proceed with our National Events at another venue. We will keep you updated as we gather information.
Host Hotel (for cancellations)
Quality Inn and Conference Center
Grand Island, NE 68803
7838 S US Hwy 281
Quality Inn Website
DISCOVER THE IMPORTANCE OF PARENTAGE VERIFICATION FROM NEOGEN
Learn what expert-advice bovine seedstock expert, Leoma Wells, and Beef Geneticist thought leader, Dr. Bob Weaber of Kansas State University have to share in this webinar about parentage verification! View the webinar here. Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Learn how DNA-based parentage verification reduces poor breeding selection
- Understand how it helps accelerate genetic improvement for decades
- Discover how SNP technology supports your breeding decisions with transparent DNA results
BEST PRACTICES WHEN SELLING CATTLE
When you’re selling cattle, a customer service practice that works very well for both the seller and the buyer is that the seller transfers registration papers. If you make it a habit that as soon as you receive money and the bill of sale, you send off the registration certificate to get transferred, then the sale is complete and you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
Sometimes buyers don’t get around to transferring registration until a year or two later and at that point may have lost the registration papers. This means you as the seller have to go about getting papers so you can sign and transfer them over. It can be a hassle for both of you trying to get everything done months or years after the cattle were actually sold. So give it a try, your buyers will thank you!
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.”
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