News and Announcements

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Setting up a new account with the UC Davis VGL

The genetics lab (University of California- Davis)(VGL account)  is on a NEW account freeze until October 15th, due to a recent high volume of requests.  
If you are trying to open up a NEW account for the first time, you will need to follow the instructions below.
UCDavis is trying to hire more staff, but it is difficult to get the training done, when some staff are still working from home.

Information from the lab:
1.  If you need to create an account and are a member of the ADCA, they will allow you to create a new account if you are testing Dexter cattle only.
          A.  They will continue to do parent verification but all other tests will need to be approved.  
2.  If you are needing to open a NEW VGL account, you will need to email the lab, to setup an account with a customer service rep.  Make sure you tell them you are with the ADCA!
Please see the link below for that online email submission.

https://vgl.ucdavis.edu/contact

Click on the link above and email the VGL lab requesting that a new account be created, if you do not already have one setup.

Thank you!

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Hello ADCA Region 2 and 6 members

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The ADCA board of directors would like you to join us in welcoming Jeff Chambers as the new ADCA President and Laaci Louderback as the new Vice President. We are confident that Jeff and Laaci will serve the entire membership with the same diligence that they have used to serve region 6 and region 2 members. 


Jeff and Laaci’s moves to the role of president and vice president creates a vacancy and need to appoint an interim director to fulfill their terms that expire respectively December 31, 2022(Jeff), and December 31, 2021(Laaci). The board of directors is seeking recommendations for a qualified member from region 6 and region 2 to serve as an interim Director for the remainder of their terms. Qualifications and duties of a regional director are listed below for your reference

Please let us know if you would be willing to serve or know someone in your region that you would like to recommend for consideration as the interim Director.

Send your recommendations to the ADCA Secretary at adcasecretary@gmail.com by midnight July 12, 2021.

Looking forward to receiving your recommendations,

Carole Nirosky
ADCA Secretary,
email: adcasecretary@gmail.com

Qualifications of an ADCA Regional Director

ADCA Articles of Incorporation: Fifth, C
In order to qualify to serve as a Regional Director, a person must:
Be a Dexter breeder with cattle actively registered with the Corporation
Be a member in good standing of the Corporation for at least three years
Reside in the Region corresponding to the directorship of the Region to which such person is seeking to be elected; and cannot be a current member of any other U.S. Dexter Registry or a current officer, director or staff member or any other U.S. Dexter Registry and have been an officer, director, or staff member of any other U.S. Dexter Registry during the period commencing on July 1, 2004 and ending on December 31, 2007.


Duties of an ADCA Regional Director
ADCA By-Laws

Directors are required to attend the annual meeting of members, and the Regional meeting of members, if applicable, except in cases of death or sickness in the family or some other legitimate reason. In the event a director is not going to attend an annual meeting of members, such director shall notify the Secretary in advance of such meeting.
Regional Directors should attempt to hold at least one meeting of Regional members each year. Directors are allowed up to $150 in postage and meeting costs.
Directors should keep records of all letters and correspondence pertaining to the corporation.
Directors should encourage potential buyers of Dexter cattle to join the corporation.
Directors should keep in touch with the officers of the corporation and make timely responses to correspondence.
Directors should keep members informed of important issues and always act in a courteous manner, assisting fellow members with problems and questions.
Regional Directors should keep the corporation informed of any issues or problems occurring within such director’s Region.
Directors should avoid getting involved in squabbles between fellow members within the Regions.
Regional Directors should periodically submit reports pertaining to current news and happenings within such director’s Region to the Bulletin Editor for inclusion in the Bulletin.
Regional Directors are expected to provide at least one general communication to their Region each year, typically in the form of a Regional Newsletter. Copies of such communications should be sent to the Secretary of the corporation and to the Bulletin Editor.
All directors shall serve without compensation.

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To the members of the American Dexter Cattle Association

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The integrated, live, and electronic, Annual General meeting of the American Cattle Association did not go as planned. As the presiding President, I take full accountability for all of the shortcomings. I failed to anticipate the potential problems and, because of this, our members attending electronically were not able to be heard and fully participate during the meeting.

Please accept my heartfelt apology. No one wanted this meeting to go off without a hitch more than I.
I can assure you that the new President and Board of Directors are already taking corrective steps, so this never happens again.

Jim Woehl
Past President, ADCA

 

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 The EID for cattle has been postponed again by the goverment

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FOR 2021!

It's time to renew your ADCA membership for the new year. Renewing before Feb. 1, 2021 could save you $5 to $10 on membership fees.

The quickest way to renew your membership is online on at ADCA website:
Membership Renewal Application - American Dexter Cattle Association

Printable forms are available online for anyone preferring to renew by mail.
adca_membership_renewal_application.pdf (dextercattle.org)

Did you know the ADCA Dexter Bulletin is only mailed to current ADCA members? The Bulletins are jam-packed with interesting articles and ADCA information, if you are not receiving a copy, there's a chance your membership may not be up-to-date. Renew early so you don't miss out on any future editions!

Thanks for choosing Dexter cattle and being an ADCA member!

 

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Chuck Daggett and Talisman Award Winners!

 

ADCA 2020 Chuck Daggett Award - Jennifer Wolf and Sean Silverman
 


ADCA 2020 Talisman Award - Norman and Mary Hoover

ADCA 2020 Chris Odom - Senior: Makenna Hoover - Click to read more!

ADCA 2020 Chris Odom - Junior: Gloria Dooley - Click to read more!

 

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Join us for the ADCA 2020 AGM, Saturday, October 10 at 2:pm CST

 
 
The ADCA 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on October 10, 2020 at 2:00pm, This will be a virtual Zoom meeting and will include a live streaming platform. Stay tuned for further details. Click to read more!
 
 

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2020 ADCA National Dexter Virtual Show

- 2020 ADCA National Dexter Virtual Show Regulations
Click here to read more!

- 2020 ADCA National Dexter Virtual Show Class Listings
Click here to read more!

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ADCA National Dexter Virtual Show – 21 -28, June, 2020

 

The ADCA is excited to offer a National Dexter Virtual Show in place of this year’s cancelled Dexter Expo. This is a great opportunity for all members to participate in the national show without leaving their farms!

Virtual Cattle Battle has completed the ADCA Virtual Show page, the link is listed below and will be available on the ADCA website shortly. Show rules and class lists (youth and adult shows) are posted on the Cattle Battle webpage along with instructions for entering. The entry link will be active June 21 thru June 28, 2020.

ADCA 2020 National Show: https://www.virtualcattlebattle.com/adca-june-21-28.html

Virtual Cattle Battle also has some tips for taking your video, here’s the link to their “How to Video”: https://www.virtualcattlebattle.com/how-to-video.html

Have questions about the show? Fill out the form on the show page and we will get an answer for you asap.

Get those show sticks out and start practicing, we are really looking forward to seeing lots of entries in our first ever ADCA Virtual Show!