AWA Friday Newsletter - August 13, 2021

AWA Friday Newsletter - August 13, 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 33

The NCBA Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show is agriculture’s premier annual event where the industry comes together to get down to business for the cattle industry. 7.7 Acres of the latest and greatest for the cattle business is what you found at this year’s annual Trade Show in Nashville. We want to thank Sakura Wagyu Farms and Mishima Reserve Wagyu Beef for donating samples of Wagyu product and participating along with the AWA at this year’s convention.

The Annual Meeting and Trade Show was attended by more than 6,000 of the nations leading producers and industry leaders.


Advertising Now Available in the 2021 Annual Conference Program
Proceeds go to support the Annual Conference, research, and other association programs. The conference program is mailed to the entire active membership of the AWA and used for promotion throughout the year at other events and inquiries.

This is an excellent way for members of the American Wagyu Association and service providers to let others know about their great genetics and services. Click on the following link for rates and specifications. Please contact the office to reserve your spot.

Registration for our 2021 AGM and Conference is now OPEN!
This year the conference is in Fort Collins, Colorado and we have been working very closely with the Colorado State University Department of Animal Science to put on a very informative and fun conference.

Please click on the above link to view the sponsorship opportunities, the preliminary schedule, presenters and also the link to the registration form.

We hope you will consider becoming a sponsor for this year’s conference. We have many different types of sponsorships to suite your business needs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

Steps to Submitting Performance Data – #12
Inputting Weaning Data for Calves Part 5 (Click on screenshot thumbnail to enlarge)

Information for the Dam

Status: Dam Status. Defaults to ‘Active’. Select the most appropriate status for the dam. Options includes range from Active, Cow Culled, Cow Died – injury, etc.

Weight: Actual Mature Weight of the dam as measured. Mature weight should be collected on a high-quality digital or mechanical individual animal scale and be recorded to the nearest pound.

Height: Actual Mature Height of the dam as measured. Mature height should be measured when the cow is standing on a flat surface with her hips level. Height should be recorded to the nearest inch.

Body Condition: Dam Body Condition Score. Scale ranges from emaciated (1) to obese (9). Useful tool to estimate the body composition and energy reserves of beef cows.


AWA Window Shades Now Available
Whether you’re interested in something for yourself or a gift for your customers, we have several items to choose from. With each purchase you are helping support your association and proudly support this great Wagyu breed. It's hot out there. Check out our new AWA window shade to help you beat the heat!

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!

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 Industry Events/Livestock Shows
November 17, 2021 – NAILE – Wagyu Show – Louisville, KY
January 9 , 2022 – NWSS – Wagyu Show – Denver, CO
February 28 – March 20, 2022 – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Houston, TX

February 1 – 3, 2022 – NCBA  Trade Show – Houston, TX

Upcoming Member Events
August 21, 2021 – Elite Wagyu Sale - Salado, TX
August 23-27 – Triple Crown Steak Challenge: Send in your Steaks
September 11, 2021 – – "Calling all Ladies" Live and Frozen Lots
Oct. 2, 2021 – Joseph Decuis Inaugural "Toast to a Wagyu Celebration" Sale, Roanoke, IN
October 9, 2021 – – Domestic and International Frozen Genetics
Oct. 23, 2021 – Vermont Wagyu Production Sale – At the Farm in Springfield, VT
November 6, 2021 - Texas Wagyu Association - Fall Harvest Event - Luling, Texas
March 19, 2022 - Triangle B Ranch - Spring of Opportunities Production Sale - Stigler, OK
March 26, 2022 - The Top Shelf Collection - Genomic Marvels at their Finest - Luling, TX
April 9, 2022 - M6 Ranch Wagyu - Bull Battery Sale - Alvarado, Texas
June 4, 2022 - Passion For Prime - Salina, Kansas

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

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

Robert Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director


Contact us at for any advertising inquires.
Visit us at for more information about the Wagyu breed.