NALF Board of Directors Makes Changes that will be Effective September 1, 2022

NALF Board of Directors Makes Changes that will be Effective September 1, 2022

Genomic Testing on A.I. Sires and Donor Dams

The NALF Board of Directors voted unanimously to change the requirements for genomic testing on A.I. sires and donor dams. Effective September 1, 2022, members will only be required to genomically enhance A.I. sires and donor dams with the 100K panel versus the 150K test moving forward. This will be equally effective from a marker standpoint, and will also be a cost savings to membership, with the 100K genomic panel priced at $57.00/hd with free parentage, versus the 150K at $85.00/hd as in years past. This results in a $29.00/per hd savings to membership. To receive an A.I. sire permit, all sires will be required to have the 100K genomic test with parent verification and be free of any defects versus the 150K testing requirement beginning September 1, 2022.

Credit Card Fee

Currently, members are able to pay their bills by check or credit card on their Digital Beef accounts. The NALF board voted unanimously to continue to do this for member payables, but beginning September 1, 2022, members will be required to pay the merchant fee associated with using a credit card for online payment versus NALF covering the usage fee, which is approximately 3.54%. This is standard business practice for credit card bill payments for most businesses today. Members can still pay by check if they wish to avoid the credit card usage fee.

Performance Only Data

Members that utilize “performance only” for performance data on their cattle will be able to continue to do so, but those cattle will not receive EPDs beginning September 1, 2022. The NALF board voted unanimously to publish EPDs on registered cattle only. Members utilizing the “performance only” category to record performance data will not receive EPDs on those cattle effective September 1, 2022 and must register their cattle accordingly to receive EPD information.


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