AWA Friday Newsletter - April 23, 2021

AWA Friday Newsletter - April 23, 2021 To receive our weekly newsletter in your inbox, contact the AWA office and request to be added to our email list.

VOL 2, NO 17
Finding good sources of information supported by research can be challenging at times. The Beef Improvement Federation is one such source and with their annual symposium they address many of the current topics as it relates to beef cattle genetics. More information about the 2021 BIF Symposium is below.
Another great source of information is eBEEF: Beef Genetics and Genomics Community of Practice with eXtension. Their mission is to foster a research and outreach community, engage beef cattle producers and ag professionals through trainings and publications, in addition to supporting research and outreach projects. For more information:

Change of Physical Address at the AWA Office
The city of Post Falls, ID has changed our physical mailing address for 911 purposes.
If you send anything to the AWA via UPS or FedEx please update your records accordingly:
American Wagyu Association
958 S Lochsa St. Suite 120
Post Falls, ID 83854
For all regular US Postal Service Mail please continue to use our regular mailing address:
American Wagyu Association
P.O. Box 1115
Post Falls, ID 83877
This is the best address for US postal service mail.
If you any questions regarding the change of address, please contact the AWA office.
Digital Beef Tip from the Staff: Track Movement of Animals, Vaccinations, Synchronizations, Palpations, and More!
Lauren Merry, Registrar and Member Services here at the AWA has some handy DigitalBeef tips.

To view the Pasture Groups Management page, go to Herd Mgmt: Pasture Groups from your left-hand menu.
If moving animals:
  1. Enter the date that the animals were worked/moved (mm/dd/yyyy format)
  2. Select an existing pasture or create a new pasture record that the animals were moved into.
  3. Select the previous pasture that the animals were in under the ‘List by Pasture’
  4. Check the box to the right of the animal(s) that you would like to select
  5. In the upper right-hand table, select the ‘Move’ button to apply the pasture change to the selected animals
To record vaccinations, synchronizations, palpations, etc.:
  1. Select the pasture the animal is currently in under ‘List by Pasture’
  2. Check the box to the right of the animal(s) that you would like to select
  3. In the upper right-hand table, select the appropriate tab for the information you are entering.
  4. Once you have entered your information, click record or apply to save your record. Please note that the Palpate menu will have you click one of the listed selections and will be automatically recorded to the animal when clicked.
To create weaning or yearling queues:
  1. Select the pasture the animal is currently in under ‘List by Pasture’
  2. Check the box to the right of the animal(s) that you would like to select
  3. In the upper right-hand table, select the appropriate button for the queue you are wanting to create
  4. Go to Work Queues: Weaning or Yearling from the left-hand menu, and then select the queue that has been generated for the selected animals
Learn More About Expected Progeny Differences
Trait descriptions, how to read EPD, information on accuracy, percentile rank tables and guidelines for the publication of EPD are all available, simply follow this link.

Register Now for the 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention
A friendly reminder to mark your calendar for the BIF Symposium. Registration is now open. You can register here,
For more conference details, including registration information, a complete schedule and hotel information, visit

AWA Adjustable Ball Caps Now Available
Whether you’re interested in something for yourself or a gift for your customers, we have several items to choose from including our new adjustable ball caps in three different colors for $20 each! With each purchase you are helping support your association and proudly support this great Wagyu breed.

2021 AWA Annual General Membership Meeting and Conference

Share a Favorite Photo
We make lots of memories with family, friends and Wagyu cattle! What activities have you been up to on the farm? Send us a picture and we will chose one to feature in an upcoming newsletter! Please include your name and membership number and mail to

Advertise with the AWA
The American Wagyu Association offers many ways members can advertise their genetics and products through AWA services. These include Face Book, Premium Advertising Page, eBlasts, Classifieds, the Annual Breeders Guide and other opportunities. Contact the AWA office for more information or visit

Download our advertising fee schedule

AWA Calendar
April 1, 2021 – Annual Membership Renewal – Late Fees Apply
May 1, 2021 – CAR Fall Enrollment Starts

June 30, 2021 – CAR Fall Enrollment Deadline – Fees Increase July 1
September 23 - 25, 2021 – Annual General Meeting and Conference, Fort Collins, CO


Upcoming Member Events
April 24, 2021 - The Steaks are High Sale – Tenroc Ranch, Salado, Texas
May 22, 2021 – Bar R Cattle Company Production Sale – Pullman, Washington
June 4, 2021 – Midwest Wagyu Association Meeting, Salina, KS
June 5, 2021 – Passion For Prime – Salina, Kansas
Oct. 23, 2021 – Vermont Wagyu Production Sale – At the Farm in Springfield, VT

To post an upcoming event or to advertise your event with a live link, please contact the AWA Office.

Helpful Links
Stockmanship & Stewardship
Beef Quality Assurance
Beef Improvement Federation
Masters of Beef Advocacy

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
Beef Cattle Community

Robert Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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