AWA Friday Newsletter - January 8, 2021

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Friday Newsletter 2020.01.08
VOL 2, NO 2

In last weeks newsletter I announced some changes the Board of Directors made to the CAR Enrollment and AWA Fee Schedule. Complete information has been uploaded to the AWA website.
I believe this new CAR and Fee Schedule will be a great benefit to the breed and membership while also addressing the need for performance data through the CAR program.  This is important for all members of the association as new fee schedules for CAR, Registrations, and Transfers have been established.  Benefits are some lower cost options for breeders and rules I believe will be easier to understand when deciding between the Standard Herd and Verified Herd options.
To benefit from reduced fees there are important deadlines to meet.  To assist members in keeping up with these important deadlines I have included an association calendar in this newsletter that will be included in each weeks edition. The calendar will also be available on the AWA webstie.
You can find a complete list of rules and fees on the AWA website
Enroll Early In CAR and Save Money
For herds enrolled in the Complete Animal Recording Program (Standard Herds) there are two inventory periods, Spring and Fall calving herds.
Spring Herd enrollment is active now and for those members who activate and enroll their cows by January 31, 2021 benefit with a $27 enrollment fee, a savings over previous years.
Spring Herd Enrollment Fee Schedule
  • $27 if enrolled before February 1
  • $33 if enrolled between February 1 and February 28
  • $36 if enrolled between March 1 and March 31
  • $39 if enrolled between April 1 and April 30
  • $42 if enrolled between May 1 and December 31
Invoices to be paid prior to the last day of the following month or fees
increase by $3 for each month past due.
Register Early and Save Money
For herds enrolled in the Verified Herd program and ET calves register those calves by 365 days of age and save on registration fees.
Membership Renewal
It’s time to renew your annual membership. Please login to your account and click the “Renew” button to renew your membership for 2021.  Please renew before April 1, 2021 when late fees apply.
AWA Board of Directors Elects Officers
The AWA Board of Directors meet this week and elected Officers for the year.

President: Kyle Jurney, Marble Ranch, TX
First VP/Secretary: Clem Kuns, Prime Valley Farms, IN
Second VP/Treasurer: Sheila Patinkin, Vermont Wagyu, VT
Member at Large: Phillip Bowman, Bowman Farms LLC, NC

Congratultions to the new officers of the AWA. We look forward to working with them as we continue to advance this great breed of cattle.
Pete Eshelmen elected Chairman of the World Wagyu Council.

Pete has been an AWA member for 15 years, served on the AWA marketing committee in 2012, was elected to the AWA board in 2018, and served as the AWA President in 2019 and 2020 during unprecedented growth for the association.  As Pete leaves the AWA Board and Presidency, he remains active in the Wagyu industry and in December 2020 was elected Chairman of the World Wagyu Council, an international association representing Wagyu producing countries around the world. 

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Advertise with the AWA
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AWA Calendar

January 1, 2021 – Annual Membership Renewal

January 1, 2021 – CAR Spring Enrollment Starts

January 31, 2021 – CAR Spring Enrollment Deadline – Fees Increase Feb.1

April 1, 2021 – Annual Membership Renewal – Late Fees Apply

May 1, 2021 – CAR Fall Enrollment Starts

July 31, 2021 – CAR Fall Enrollment Deadline – Fees Increase Aug. 1

September 23 - 25, 2021 – Annual General Meeting and Conference, Fort Collins, CO

Upcoming Member Events

January 21-25, 2021 – The New Year's Collection 2021 –

February 11-13, 2021 – Sandhills Performance Wagyu/Schardt Cattle Company Online Sale –

March 20, 2021 – Triangle B Ranch's 10th Annual Spring of Opportunites Sale

March 27, 2021 – Bowman Farms Complete Dispersion – Clemson University, North Carolina

April 10, 2021 – M6 "Science is on our side" Dispersion – Alvarado, Texas

May 22, 2021 – Bar R Cattle Company Production Sale – Pullman, Washington

June 12, 2021 – 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
Ultrasound Technicians
Masters of Beef Advocacy

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety

Robert Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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