AWA Friday Newsletter - May 14, 2021

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VOL 2, NO 20
It’s that time of year again for those members enrolled in the Standard Herd program to enroll your fall calving cows.
An enrollment must be completed on-line through the AWA DigitalBeef program. Enrolled females benefit from registration of natural born calves born during the enrollment year at no additional cost and a lower fee for transfers while enrolled on the Standard Herd program. This is the AWA’s performance program, and EPD will be available for all cattle owned that meet the guidelines for EPD to be published.
Enrollment in the Complete Animal Reporting (CAR) program identifies those animals that are active in the herd and those to be removed from inventory, add any new animals of breeding age not found on the inventory report (e.g., new purchases), and submit the completed inventory report to be invoiced. These inventories should include all active females in the breeder’s herd for which they will be collecting production data, regardless if they raise a calf or not. This includes females 2 years of age or older on January 1st for Spring Enrolled females and July 1st for Fall enrolled females or will record a calving record during the year.
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 – Second in a Series
Calf Reporting Through the CAR Management System

Go to Herd Mgmt: Inventory to bring up the Complete Animal Reporting Management System. Select the appropriate season tab for the females for which you will be reporting calving data.There are three different options listed to the right of each female: Calf, Reason, and Dispose.

Calf – Click this to initiate the birth recording process for this dam’s calf. A birth recording table will be generated in a separate menu for you to record the birth information of the calf. Completing the table will will be addressed further on in the Submitting Performance Data Series.

Reason- Click this to report a non-calving reason. Select the most appropriate non-calving reason from the dropdown menu. Click ‘Save’ in red text to the right of the dropdown menu to save your selection.

Dispose – Update status of dam if inactive after assessment. Select the most appropriate new status from the dropdown menu. Click ‘Save’ in red text to the right of the dropdown menu to save your selection. The status of your animal will be updated, and she will be moved out of your active herd list.


Register Now for the 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention
A friendly reminder to mark your calendar for the BIF Symposium. Registration is now open. You can register here,
For more conference details, including registration information, a complete schedule and hotel information, visit

Learn More About Expected Progeny Differences
Trait descriptions, how to read 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

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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

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Sale Manager: Schacher Auction Services
Auctioneer: Rob Schacher

27 Females gross $134,300 Avg… $4,975
7 Bulls gross $41,750 Avg…$5,965
34 Lots gross $176,050 Avg…$5,177
M6 MS HIRASHIGEYAYASU 809F ET, a 3/12/18 daughter of Hirashigetayasu J2351 and out of a Michifuku cow, sold to Robert Dellinger, Midlothian, TX for $8,750.  She was sold by R-C Ranch, Ryan Cade, Bailey’s Prairie, TX
KR MS SHIGE KITA G290, a 10/21/19 daughter of Bar R Shigeshigetani 30T and out of a World K’s Sanjirou cow sold to Stephen Frisina, Stephenville, TX for $8,750.  She was entered by Kay Ranch, Manor, TX. 
Stephen Frisina also purchased TR MS 6227D, a 11/12/2016 daughter of LTR Shigefuji out of a Michifuku cow for $7,100.  She was sold by Tebben Ranches, Floresville, TX.
The top selling bull was SWR KIKUNANASHI G893 ET an 8/11/19 son of JVP Kikuyasu-400 out of foundation cow Nanashi.  He was consigned by Still Waters Ranch and sold to Gary Auslety, Bismark, AR for $7,300. 
The next high selling bull was BLB HANURA 70G ET a 9/18/19 son of KR Frontline 115 and out of a Haruki 2 daughter.  He sold to Jim Long, Sandia, TX for $7,200, and he was sold by Brandon Baker, Fort Worth, TX. 
TUR HIRA NANASHI 90G a 10/17/19 son of TUR Nana Fuji 74E ET and out of a TF Itomichi ½ daughter sold to James Lockhart, Thrall, TX for $7,000.  He was consigned by Turner River Ranch, Bandera, TX

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
May 22, 2021 – Bar R Cattle Company Production Sale – Pullman, Washington
May 29, 2021 – – May Magic Event - Online Auction
June 4, 2021 – Midwest Wagyu Association Meeting, Salina, KS
June 5, 2021 – Passion For Prime – Salina, Kansas
August 21, 2021 - The Lone Star Elite Wagyu Sale - Salado, TX
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

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