information exchange GW Each year, the AGA recognizes cows that meet rigorous selection criteria including early puberty and conception, regular calving interval and above-average weaning weights on at least three calves to be classified as a Dam of Merit winner. The Dam of Distinction award recognizes cows that meet the same high standard, in addition to exhibiting long-term productivity with at least eight calves.
First Ever Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Pen Show Scheduled at NWSS Next January, Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders will have the opportunity to showcase their females in the Yards at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, in the inaugural Gelbvieh and Balancer Heifer Pen Show. The Heifer Pen Show will be held in conjunction with the National Gelbvieh and Balancer Bull Pen Show, with heifers showing first. Heifer class breaks will mirror those of the bull classes. For questions, please contact Angela Vesco at the AGA office at 303-465-2333.
AGA Office Closed for Independence Day The AGA office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in celebration of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
State Association Advertising Funds Available The AGA is offering the Gelbvieh Regional Advertising Program (GRAP) funds to all regional and state Gelbvieh associations for the upcoming 20182019 fiscal year. The GRAP application and marketing plan for the 2018-19 fiscal year must submitted to the AGA office postmarked by July 20, 2018, or emailed to email@example.com. The GRAP program is a matching funds advertising program for state and regional Gelbvieh associations. The program matches dollar-for-dollar, up to an allotted amount. The reimbursement deadline for the current fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, must be submitted to the AGA office postmarked by August 1, 2018. Please contact Megan Slater, director of operations and public relations by calling (303)465-2333 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Feeder Finder The AGA’s Feeder Finder service assists producers in marketing load lots of Gelbvieh and Balancerinfluenced feeder cattle. Producers with load lots of feeder cattle are encouraged to fill out the form found on www.gelbvieh.org. These cattle are then listed for free on the AGA website and presented to feedyards across the country via email. To sign up to review these emails, please contact the AGA office at 303465-2333 or email email@example.com.
New Members The AGA and AGJA would like to welcome the following new members to the Gelbvieh associations in April and May 2018. AGA Members: Sticky Rock Farms, Amherst, Neb. KG Farms, Wirtz, Va. Stinson Farms, Scottville, Ky. Stophlet Ranch, Fayetteville, Ark. Two Bar W Cattle Company, Dunnegan, Mo. DiGiacomo Gelbvieh & Balancers, Falls City, Neb. Boden Cattle Company, Springfield, Ind. Wes-O Farms, Russellville, Ky. D & R Gelbvieh, Shelbyville, Tenn. E Z Gelbvieh Farm, Hector, Ark. Murley Farms, Etoile, Ky. 3J Cattle Company, Hillsboro, Kan. Becraft Farms, Carlisle, Ky. AGJA Members: Georgia Grant, Springfield, Mo. Kasen Neppl, Mooreton, N.D. Chase Burbank, Brookfield, Mo. Kaitlin Taylor, Milton, Tenn. Kyle Dean Chapman, Bluejacket, Okla. Justine Pope, Ravenna, Neb. Evan Erwin, Lockesburg, Ark. Asa Lee, Perkinston, Miss. Levi Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa Jordan Ritz, Walnut Grove, Minn. Bailey McConnell, Balaton, Minn. Reilly McConnell, Balaton, Minn. Baxter Hudson , Haskell, Okla. Laurie Anne Belzer, Mt Ayr, Iowa Destiny Renee Holmes, Manitou, Ky. Brayton Cibula, Clutier, Iowa Jade Lecy, Grand River , Iowa GELBVIEH WORLD |
This month's issue of Gelbvieh World is the annual herd reference edition.