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The board of director nominating committee for the American Berkshire Association (ABA) has been named. Chairman is Mike Gentry (317-690-0820) with two additional members Dan Naughton (217-304-6502) and Randy Huseman (806-346-4852). If you are interested in running for the ABA Board of Directors in 2014 please contact one of these men by April 30.

2014 ABA Foundation Scholarship -- May 1, 2014 Deadline
Download an application form

World pork Expo
June 2 - 7
Schedule and Health Rules | Entry Form | Junior Entries

Summer Type Conference
June 25-28 in Springfield, IL
Entry form, health regulations, schedule and other important information

Southwest Type Conference
Feb. 27 – March 1
Sale Results | Sale Order and Photos

Biosecurity Letter from Breed Associations

Added Premiums at Houston and San Antonio
For the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Barrow Show, the American Berkshire Association (ABA) will award $100 in premiums to the highest placing Berkshire market barrows in each Berkshire weight class. In order to be eligible, Berkshire exhibitors MUST possess the ABA Certificate of Registry showing ownership by the exhibitor.

1. Non-placing barrows are not eligible for the additional premiums. The Certificate of Registry must be transferred to the new owner (date of sale, name and address must be printed on the bottom right side of the pedigree). Completing the back of the pedigree is not sufficient.
2. The exhibitor must present the ABA Certificate of Registry when requested by the individual representing ABA at the show. An information form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor or representative of the exhibitor before a premium can be mailed.
3. A designated representative of the ABA will be present at each show in order to verify the qualifications of each barrow and collect certificates.
4. The ABA reserves the right to collect a DNA sample on these animals. Premiums may be held until sire verification is complete.

Spring 2014 Online Sales
We have an online sale scheduled with www.showpig.com for April 10th. The April sale will focus on Jan/Feb farrowed pigs. Of course pigs of all ages and semen are eligible as long as they have ABA pedigrees.

The entry fee is $25/lot, includes photo ($35/lot for a video). A 10% buyers premium will be charged to the buyers. 10% commission will be taken out of the consignors check. Example—if an animal sells for $1,000, the buyer will pay $1,100 and the seller will receive $900. The difference will be split between the ABA and showpig.com.

If you are interested in consigning anything, please click here to download and complete the entry form. We need to have all information 7 days before the sale.

Click here for the 2014 Membership Renewal & Questionairre

2013 Progeny Test Results

NEWSLETTERS
December 2013 Newsletter - Click here to download
August 2013 Newsletter - Click here to download

Litter Registrations are available online.
Please contact the ABA office to obtain a username and password – your old username and password is not automatically carried forward. In order to record litters online, we must have credit card information so please have this info available when you call (card number, expiration date, security code, name on the card and billing address – if it’s different from the address on your account). To do transfers, you can go to Forms (click on Producers at the top of your screen) and download a transfer form.
Online litter registration – Members Only
AI certificates – Boar Studs

Online Pedigree Search
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2012 Sire EPD's available -
There are a total of 297 Sires in this summary. Click on the trait below to see the complete list sorted by that specific trait.
Top 10 Alphabetical ListAverage Daily Gain10th Rib BackfatMinolta (color)Intramuscular FatpHTendernessCooking LossInstronJuicinessLoin Muscle AreaExcel spreadsheet - All TraitsSummary Terms