"We are very excited to launch the redesign of the American Gelbvieh Association's website. The site was designed to be multi-purpose and to serve the needs of members, commercial customers and people seeking more information about Gelbvieh," said Frank Padilla, American Gelbvieh Association director of breed promotion. "We understand that members and commercial cattlemen are coming to rely on the Internet for their news and to conduct business. Whether looking for an upcoming sale or event, locating a Gelbvieh breeder in your area, searching for animal pedigree and EPD information, or wanting more information on the Gelbvieh breed, this site is a resource for members and commercial cattlemen alike."
The site has many enhanced features from the previous site including a calendar for upcoming sales and events as well as sale listings for replacement females, bulls and feeder cattle notes Jennifer Scharpe, the association's director of communications.
The AGA's free listing exchange service is a current listing of Gelbvieh influenced feeder cattle, females and bulls for sale by members across the country. The listing includes seller contact information and a brief description of the animals including number and age range, color, breed description, photos and other information. Members and commercial cattlemen with Gelbvieh-influenced feeder cattle, bulls or females for sale can post their listing on the website free of charge or contact Padilla at 303-465-2333 for assistance.
Additionally, the "Places to Be" calendar has dates and information on upcoming sales, shows, junior activities and state association field days.
The website's "Search for an animal" and "Find a breeder" features link directly to the Gelbvieh association's registry database with online search capabilities.
"This system provides an up to date listing of animals in the Gelbvieh database including pedigrees, current EPDs and progeny reports, said Susan Willmon, AGA director of breed improvement. "Members and cattlemen can also search for animals using minimum and maximum EPD values and accuracies which will assist in locating genetics to fit any breeding program."
For more information about the American Gelbvieh Association or the website, visit www.gelbvieh.org and send us your comments.