AWA Friday Newsletter - August 20, 2021

AWA Friday Newsletter - August 20, 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 34

The Annual General Membership Meeting and Conference of the American Wagyu Association is the breeds premier event each year bringing together Wagyu Breeders and enthusiasts from across the country and globe.

The AGM will bring the membership up to date regarding the health and progress of your association. And it’s been a GREAT year for the Wagyu breed.

For this year’s conference, as in years past, we have reached out to some of the most respected individuals in their respective fields to present educational and informative information on several topics that effects our business of raising and marketing Wagyu genetics and Wagyu beef.

Every year we have several AWA members and business sponsors for our AGM & Conference. Their financial support of the AWA is an important part for the success of the Annual Conference and programs of the American Wagyu Association. These sponsors benefit you the members regarding marketing initiatives, research, and education. You’ll be hearing more about those as we get closer to the conference.

There is still time to be a sponsor of the Conference and to place an advertisement in the conference program, the premier publication for the American Wagyu Association.  See more information below regarding these opportunities.

Also, be sure to complete early registration by August 23, 2021 for the conference.

Our featured speaker this week for the AGM & Conference is Dr. Bob Delmore, Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University.
Dr. Bob Delmore is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University.  He teaches courses in Meat Science, Meat Processing and Food Safety.  He is also a member of the Center for Meat Safety & Quality conducting research to address national and global issues.   He recently oversaw design and construction of the JBS Global Food Innovation Center In Honor of Gary and Kay Smith at Colorado State University. 
In 2016, Delmore was recognized by the National Provisioner magazine and named to their list of “25 Future Icons of the Meat Industry.”
Delmore spent 9 years in the Animal Science Department at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.  In addition to teaching courses, Bob oversaw the University processing facilities and was instrumental in the design and construction of a new Meat Processing Center. 
Dr. Delmore was formerly the Vice President of Technical Services at Clougherty Packing Company (Farmer John).  
Dr. Delmore received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1991) in Food Science, earned a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1993) and received a Ph.D. from Colorado State University (1998).
Bob and his wife Dr. Lynn Graves Delmore, also a well-regarded meat scientist, live in Wellington CO, with their two daughters Ainsley and Tessa.

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)

Once all weaning information has been entered, click the ‘Validate’ button located on either the bottom left-hand or right-hand side of your table. This will check the information entered to make sure that there is nothing that is a required field that was left blank or any other errors.

An example of some errors that may appear are as follows:

Invalid Weaning Date: Entered Weaning Date either prior to birth date of animal, is missing, or entered date is after current date.

Invalid weight: Weaning weight entered exceeds valid measurement range

After resolving any errors, click the ‘Validate’ button again to update the information. If no further errors appear, the ‘Commit to Registry’ button should now become available. By clicking this, the weaning information will be added to the animal’s record. You will be redirected to a summary of the information you had entered.

When viewing the animal in your herd list, the weaning date will be listed under the ‘Wean’ column. The weaning information can also be found under the Performance tab of the Animal Detail Screen (click ‘View’ button to right of the animal when viewing herd list, and click ‘Performance’ tab).

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