AWA Friday Newsletter - June 4, 2021

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VOL 2, NO 23

2021 AWA Annual General Membership Meeting and Conference

The Annual General Membership and Conference for the American Wagyu Conference is only a few months away. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 AGM & Conference will be available in the coming weeks.  Your financial support of the AWA is an important part for the success of the annual conference and promotion of the Wagyu breed in America!
Over the coming weeks we will be highlighting speakers and events in the newsletter.
Be sure to mark your calendar for September 23-25, 2021 as results from this project and others will be presented at the AWA Annual AGM & Conference in Fort Collins, CO. Schedule, Registration, and Hotel information will be available in June.
Complete your Fall CAR Enrollments
Complete Your Enrollment Early and Save Money. For herds enrolled in the Complete Animal Recording Program (Standard Herds) there are two inventory periods, Spring and Fall calving herds.

Fall Herd enrollment will be active on May 1, 2021 and for those members who activate and enroll their cows by June 30, 2021 benefit with a $27 enrollment fee, a savings over previous years.
Fall Herd Enrollment Fee Schedule
•        $27 if enrolled before July 1
•        $33 if enrolled between July 1 and August 31
•        $36 if enrolled between August 1 and August 31
•        $39 if enrolled between September 1 and September 30
•        $42 if enrolled between October 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.
0 - 365 Days of Age or Less     $55
366 - 540 Days of Age             $60
541 - 720 Days of Age             $65
721 Days of Age and Older      $70

Steps to Submitting Performance Data – #5
Continuation of Inputting Calf Data in Birth Recording Table: (Click screenshot thumbnails to enlarge)
Birth Date: Enter the birthdate of the calf in mm/dd/yyyy format.
Service Type: Select the appropriate service type from the dropdown menu (NS = Natural Service, AI = Artificial Insemination, ET = Embryo Transfer)
Sire Registration Number: Enter the Registration Number of the Sire
Herd Prefix: This should autofill with the unique herd prefix assigned to your account.
Tattoo: Enter the identifying number (1 to 4 numbers) for the calf followed by the appropriate year letter code for the year the calf was born. **

**Please see the International Letter legend on the left-hand menu for current and previous year letter codes.


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! Please include your name and membership number and mail to This month's photos were submitted by AWA mbember #2970 Malloy Farms.

Thomas Malloy with a fullblood cow and calf



Carson Mallow with a fullbood Wagyu calf

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
June 4, 2021 – Midwest Wagyu Association Meeting, Salina, KS
June 5, 2021 – Passion For Prime – Salina, Kansas
June 26, 2021 – – The June Select Sale – Online Auction
July 17/18, 2021 – – The Intl. Mid Summer Classic – Online Worldwide Event
August 21, 2021 – Elite Wagyu Sale - Salado, TX

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

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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