AWA Friday Newsletter - July 16, 2021

AWA Friday Newsletter - July 16, 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 29

We are excited about the upcoming AGM & Conference, September 23-25, 2021, Fort Collins, CO.

The Department of Animal Science at Colorado State and their faculty have been a great help in organizing this year’s conference. Several members of the CSU Animal Science faculty will be speaking at this year’s conference and represent leading professionals in their respective fields of expertise. 

There are many opportunities to sponsor the conference including advertising in the Annual Conference Program. Sponsorship opportunities, registration, and hotel information is now available.  Be sure to contact the AWA office if you have any questions.

Our featured speaker this week is Philip M. Seng, Affiliate Professor, Colorado State University.
Philip M. Seng presided as the President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) for almost 30 years, where he oversaw worldwide activities in more than 100 countries. During his tenure, he provided direction for USMEF strategies and priorities in international programs, research, technical services, industry relations and global communications. Seng joined the USMEF staff as Asian Director in 1982, became Vice President of International Programs in 1988, and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in January 1990.
Seng is an authority on Japan’s complex distribution system and played a central role in the liberalization of the Japanese market and other countries throughout the world. His marketing strategies and approach to the Japanese market received critical acclaim in the international business community and served as a case study in the Harvard University Business School, where he has been a guest lecturer on several occasions.
Seng has also been active in a number of other organizations. He served four terms as President of the International Meat Secretariat. He also was President of the Japan-American Society in Colorado.
Seng has been recognized for being a leading voice and advocate for international meat trade over the last 35 years.  He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame in 2009 and was recognized by the National Provisioner as one of 25 industry icons who made a significant impact in the meat industry since 1991 in conjunction with its 125th anniversary.
In 2019, Seng joined the faculty of Colorado State University where his employ entails research, education, and outreach.

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.

2021 NCBA Convention and Trade Show
The American Wagyu Association will be well represented at the 2021 NCBA Convention and Trade Show. Annually attended by more than 8,000 of the most influential and progressive cattlemen and women, the NCBA Convention and Trade Show is a great place to showcase the Wagyu breed.

Steps to Submitting Performance Data – #8
Inputting Weaning Data for Calves Part 1 (Click on screenshot thumbnails to enlarge)

Select My Account: View from the left-hand menu to bring up your General Profile Information Page.
‘Herd’ should be preselected from the row of tabs located in the middle of this page. Click the ‘All’ button in the row beneath the tabs to bring up your entire herd list, or click the most appropriate filter button by sex and age to bring up the animals for which you will be submitted weaning data.

After you have located the animal(s), click the box under the column titled ‘Wean’. This will update to ‘Queued’.

Select Work Queues: Weaning from the left-hand menu to bring up the weaning queue in progress. Find the work order that has been generated and click ‘Go to this Queue’

Information to Enter for the Calf
Registration Number: This will autofill with the calf’s registration number or unregistered number if queued on the main General Profile Information Page.

Name: Name of the calf. Name of animal can be updated in this field, but will need to comply with name formatting as outlined by the rulebook.

Prefix/Tattoo: This will autofill with the herd prefix and tattoo that was submitted for this animal when it was recorded.

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 Member Events
July 17/18, 2021 – – The Intl. Mid Summer Classic – Online Worldwide Event
August 21, 2021 – Elite Wagyu Sale - Salado, TX

August 23-27 – Triple Crown Steak Challenge: Send in your Steaks
Oct. 2, 2021 – Joseph Decuis Inaugural "Toast to a Wagyu Celebration" Sale, Roanoke, IN
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

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Beef Quality Assurance
Beef Improvement Federation
Masters of Beef Advocacy