AWA Friday Newsletter - July 2, 2021

AWA Friday Newsletter - July 2, 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. 27
Please note: To let our staff enjoy the Fourth of July Holiday the AWA office will be closed Monday July 5, 2021.  Please enjoy a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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 – #9
Continuation of Inputting Calf Data in Birth Recording Table (Click screenshot thumbnails to enlarge) :

AI or PE Start: Artificial Insemination date or Pasture Exposure Start date. For AI calves, enter the date AI date of the dam. For Natural Service calves, enter the Pasture Exposure start date of the sire to this dam.

PE End: For Natural Service calves, enter the end date of the Pasture Exposure of this sire to this dam.

Flush Date: Flush/Recovery date of embryos from donor. For Embryo calves, enter the flush/recovery date of the embryo produced from the recorded mating. This should be listed on the Embryo Recovery sheet. The flush date will determine the breeder of record.

Transfer Date: Date that the embryo was transferred into the recipient dam.

Recip Dam: Recipient dam registration number. If the recipient dam is a registered Wagyu or a recorded commercial animal in your herd, her registration number can be entered here. If the recipient is a commercial dam and you do not wish to record and manage her in your herd, this field can be left blank. Please note, recording recipients may help to define contemporary groups for ET calves and can also be used as a way of keeping track of their production history.


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.

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!

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
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
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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