Beginning April 1, American Angus AssociationSM members can choose the electronic storage feature free of charge to store the paper registration certificates of existing registered Angus cattle. Since early in 2004, Association members and affiliates have been afforded the option to electronically store their animals' registration certificates. The procedure allows more flexibility when transferring papers and will eliminate the typical “paper shuffle” that some cattle breeders experience.
“Electronic storage gives producers the option to electronically transfer papers, with no mail time or postage cost,” says Bryce Schumann, director of member services for the Association. “Our board voted to eliminate the processing fee to storing the papers electronically, and we hope the members take advantage of the convenience of electronic storage.”
Breeders have the convenience of accessing the herd information 24 hours a day, seven days a week at AAA Login at www.angus.org. Producers can receive a paper registration certificate at no charge, when removed from electronic storage. Any member who participates in Angus shows will still need to provide original registration papers at check-in.
Electronic registration storage and AAA Login are just two of the many programs the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., provides to more than 34,000 members nationwide. For more information about the Association, go to www.angus.org.