March  2014                                   Alberta Angus Enews
2014 AAA AGM & Hall of Fame Gala & Awards
Mark your calendars! The
2014 AAA AGM & Hall of Fame Gala and Awards will take place on
August 12, 2014 at the Bashaw Agricultural Society in conjunction with the Alberta Junior Angus Show.  
  
Nominations are being accepted for:
Attention Juniors!!!
Scholarships/Bursaries
Don't miss the deadlines for the following applications!
Upcoming Junior Shows
Be sure to mark your calendars for the following Junior Shows!
CAA News

 

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Canadian Angus National Convention

Mark your calendars, make travel arrangements, book your hotel and submit your registration form for the 2014 Canadian Angus National Convention in Moose Jaw, SK.

Watch our website for up-to-date information on Convention.

Registration is due May 1 to receive a $25 discount!
Submit application and money to Belinda Wagner, SK General Manager.

 

Book your hotel reservation at http://templegardens.sk.ca or 1-800-718-7727. 
Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort Code: 35523 or SK Angus

 
 
 

Missing Data

A heartfelt thanks to all the members who have submitted their Spring 2013-born calves' weaning and yearling weights and ultrasound scan data in the past few months. This information is vital for the calculation of adjusted weights, indexes and EPDs. Members who have not as yet submitted their weaning weights need to do so before May 15, 2014 to remain compliant on the program. Members with missing data have been sent their missing weaning weight worksheets this past week. If you have any questions about submitting performance data please contact Kajal Devani, Director of Breed Development, at 1-888-571-3580. 

Joint CAA-CAB Meat School Coming in June  

The Canadian Angus Association and Certified Angus Beef are partnering on a Carcass 101 School to be held at Olds College June 17th-19th. Registration details will be announced in early April. 

Click here if you want to receive an email with registration information when details are announced.


DNA Technology Pricing

With the ALMA and AIP funded programs coming to an end March 31st, 2014 the Association has worked very closely with our DNA technology providers Genserve Labs, Zoetis, and Quantum Genetics to find as many efficiencies and volume discounts as possible in order to bring down the price of DNA testing. The Association Board of Directors has approved the following fees for DNA technology moving forward:

 

SNP parentage verification           $18

Permanent female genotyping      $12

Zoetis HD50K                             $80 

Canadian Angus Performance  Program (CAAP) Newsletter
Click here to read the first quarterly Canadian Angus Performance Program (CAPP) newsletter. It is our goal to provide CAPP members with a valuable array of information through this newsletter. 

Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Award
Nominate a deserving individual for the new Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Award. The award was developed to recognize an Angus breeder between the ages of 22 and 30 who has demonstrated a desire to stay involved in the Angus business for years to come based on their involvement within the breed up to this point in his or her career. Application deadline is April 15th. 

In This Issue
Coming Events
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CAN-PROV Meeting
If you have anything that you would like discussed at the Can-Prov Meeting happening in June, please forward it to the office.
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