AWA Friday Newsletter - March 26, 2021

AWA Friday Newsletter - March 26, 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 13

As I’ve reported the last few weeks new membership has been great. Growth of the Wagyu breed is at all time high. This week as I’ve traveled I’ve been stopped at the airport and a western store by people interested in the Wagyu breed simply because I was wearing a Wagyu vest. Consumer demand for Wagyu is fantastic with promise to be better. 
Another feature of the newsletter is we will begin posting auction results. Scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter for the results from Triangle B Ranch last week.
Tips from the Staff – Safely Sending Samples
Martha Patterson, Herdbook admin and office manager here at the AWA has some tips for making sure your samples arrive at our office safe and sound.

The photos below are examples where the samples arrived, or in some cases, the samples were lost en route. We know you have spent time and energy collecting these samples and it's sometimes difficult and always time consuming to collect another one. Following the tips below will help to ensure your samples arrive in a timely manner.
  1. Do not use a regular envelope, not even for one hair card. They are too easily torn and can get caught in the postal machines.
  2. Use a padded envelope or a box. The flat rate padded envelopes or boxes are well suited for this purpose, but a small padded envelope works well too.
  3. If you are sending a semen sample use an empty pen casing or some other durable casing to protect it from breaking. Then be sure it is in a sealed plastic bag so the semen sample won't dry out.
  4. It is recommended that you use tracking with the post office or other carrier so that you can be sure your samples arrive and are not diverted to some unknown space and time.
  5. Finally, while this might seem redundant, it is a good practice to collect 2 samples at a time and keep one as a backup. Most sample types can be stored for a reasonable amount of time and just need to be kept in a cool dry place.

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If you have any questions about this topic please feel free to contact the office.
Learn More About EPD
Trait descriptions, how to read the EPD, information on accuracy, percentile rank tables and guidelines for the publication of EPD are all available, simply follow this link.


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.

2021 AWA Annual General Membership Meeting and Conference

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

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

Sales Reports
Triangle B Ranch – 13th Annual Production Sale
March 20th, 2021 - Stigler, Oklahoma
Auctioneer: Butch Booker
Sale Manager: James Danekas & Associates Inc.
Internet Venue:
2 Fullblood Donors $9,200.00
2 Fullblood Bulls $8,285.00
16 Fullblood Open Heifers $8,585.00
7 Fullblood Bred Heifers $6,822.00
3 High Percentage Heifers $2,400.00
7 “WAGUS” Heifers $2,200.00
Click here to download the full sales report


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
March 27, 2021 – Bowman Farms Complete Dispersion – At the Farm in Roaring River, NC
April 10, 2021 – M6 "Science is on our side" Dispersion – Alvarado, Texas
April 24, 2021 - The Steaks are High Sale – Tenroc Ranch, Salado, Texas
May 22, 2021 – Bar R Cattle Company Production Sale – Pullman, Washington
June 4, 2021 – Midwest Wagyu Association Meeting, Salina, KS
June 5, 2021 – Passion For Prime – Salina, Kansas
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
Ultrasound Technicians
Masters of Beef Advocacy

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
Beef Cattle Community

Robert Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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