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Sad News - The passing of John Potter

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It is with deep sadness that I am sharing the news of the recent passing of John Potter, who passed away of accidental injuries on his farm last week.

John was the owner of Spruce Grove Farm in Galien, MI. He was a long-time member of the ADCA, beginning in 1992. He was active in breeding quality Dexter Cattle and registered a total of 494 animals between 1993 and 2018. Many current Dexter herds have Spruce Grove Farm (SGF) breeding in their pedigrees.

John was an active member of the ADCA, serving as Regional Director from 1999 to 2005. In addition, John served as chairman of the Pedigree and Genetics Committee during that timeframe. John studied the genetics of Dexters and wrote articles on color genetics for the ADCA which can be found on the ADCA website.

John was a good friend. We helped him get started back in the beginning by selling him two heifers. His first registered calf in 2003 was from one of these heifers. Little did we know at that time that the Spruce Grove Herd would become one of the largest herds of registered Dexters in the ADCA. He loved his cattle, and could discuss conformation, color and temperament of the breed for hours.

John Potter was honored by the ADCA in 2019 with a lifetime membership. He was deeply moved and grateful. He will be missed, but not forgotten. RIP my friend.

Pat Mitchell, Region 10

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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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 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!