THE LEDGER The official publication of the American Aberdeen Association is published quarterly and mailed to AAA members and interested parties. MAGAZINE STAFF Publisher Blueprint Media P.O. Box 427, Timnath, CO 80547 email: Managing Editor JESSIE TOPP-BECKER • (701) 307-0772 Editor LISA BARD • (970) 498-9306 National Account Sales Manager DEAN PIKE • (303) 810-7605 Designer/Materials Coordinator MEGAN SAJBEL •

ON THE COVER American Aberdeen cows are well known as excellent mothers. A cow grazes while her calf nurses at NDSU Dickinson Research and Extension Center. Photo courtesy AgTown Technologies.

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Superior Seedstock Learn the full value of American Aberdeen cattle in land-based production systems. Experience the Difference American Aberdeens aid producers in achieving goals. Strong Structure, Diverse Membership Launch AAA to New Heights New governance structure prioritizes member involvement and communication. Regional Associations Get involved with breeders in your area. Involving Youth in the Future 54 62 60 64


More cows on the same forage means more profit.

(303) 981-4668 Administration LESLIE MCKIBBEN (970) 556-9296 Copy Editor LARISA WILLRETT

American Aberdeen Advantage


Breed’s suite of traits appeal to all production schemes.

The Interplay of Frame Size and Production Efficiency

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How to determine the “right” size cattle for your operation.

All About the Beef

American Aberdeens’ efficiency, high-quality beef appeal to producers and consumers alike.

NEXT ISSUE ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISSUE: DEADLINE: Fall 2019 Aug. 1, 2019 The Ledger is recognized by the American Aberdeen Association as the official breed publication for Ab erdeen cattle; however, management, editing and financial responsibilities are vested in BluePrint Media LLC. We reserve the right to edit or refuse any copy or advertising material submitted for publication. BluePrint Media LLC hereby expressly limits its liability resulting from any and all mis prints, errors and/or inaccuracies in advertisements or editorial content. The opinions and views expressed in all editorial material are those of the writer or the person interviewed and not necessarily those of American Aberdeen Association. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: American Aberdeen Association, 19590 East Main Street, Suite 104, Parker, CO 80138.

Membership Directory


2019 reference listing of members of the American Aberdeen Association.


Junior association piques youth interest in livestock industry.

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DEPARTMENTS 8 President’s Column 8 Junior Corral

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