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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SEEKING THREE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Director Nominations are NOW Open. Submit your nomination by September 1, 2020.
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:
1. Be an individual;
2. Be an Active Member of AAA;
3. Be at least 21 years of age;
4. Have registered or transferred at least five animals with their herd prefix within the last calendar year;
5. Be nominated by another Active Member;
6. Sign a Conflict of Interest Form (Appendix 1);
7. Sign a Code of Conduct Form (Appendix 2).
8. Nominations must be submitted to the Nomination Committee via email to the following email address: email@example.com
If a Director ceases to meet these criteria while serving on the Board of Directors, they will have fifteen (15) days to meet these criteria or they will automatically lose their position and authority as a Director until such time as they meet these criteria.
To be included on the ballot for the AAA’s Board of Directors Annual Election, a candidate must meet all of the aforementioned criteria and the nomination must be received by the Nomination Committee by 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on the September 1st preceding the election. A candidate 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.
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!
In the coming weeks, we will be updating the look of our website and also moving some pages around to make it more user friendly. If there’s a page you can’t find, the Search box is really helpful. It’s located at the top and bottom of every page.
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.”
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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