PDCA welcomes Bob Curlee from Grass Valley, CA as the new Area Manager for Region 2. His contact info is available on the About Us page.
PDCA welcomes Deb Botruff from Holly Springs, MS as the new Area Manager for Region 4. Her contact info is available on the About Us page.
We are still seeking an Area Manager for this region
IL, IA, MN, NE, SD, WI, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
CERTIFIED REGISTRATION CRITERIA
After polling members with Certified registered animals, the Board voted to change Certified registration criteria from
2. PHA negative
3. Chondro negative
2. PHA status proven
3. Chondro status proven
New criteria will take effect January 1, 2018
Late Registration Fees
The PDCA Board voted to change the "late registration fee" policy.
Previously, the fee to register cows over 1yo and bulls over 2yo was $40 which was basically doubling the cost of registration. Perhaps the original intent of this additional fee was to encourage folks not to wait too long to get an animal registered, but there are many reasons one might need to hold off registering an animal until they are a bit older.
Fee to register a cow or bull over 3yo will be $40, but will be reduced to $20 if Sire and Dam qualified.
THE DEXTER CATTLE JOURNAL
If you are a current PDCA member, you should have received the Fall issue of The Dexter Cattle Journal.
The Dexter Cattle Journal is pleased to have Patrice Lewis join the production team as the new Copy Manager. Patrice is a talented professional writer, had been widely published, writes an entertaining online blog @ Rural-Revolution.com, and is a long time Dexter breeder. The tag line from her website captures her perfectly: "In-your-face stuff from an opinionated rural north Idaho housewife."
NEW REGIONAL DEXTER BREEDER CLUB
A group of breeders in northern California are starting a regional club for breeders near the Sierras - CA, NV, OR, AZ. It will be association neutral, with an emphasis on learning, sharing and helping. Farm tours and cattle workshops are being planned for 2018.
Very sorry to those that had registrations and transfers caught in the online database conversion "traffic jam."
Our developer took longer than estimated to complete the project, then we added some improvements to the registration certificates, which added a little more time, but by Monday Dec 4th all outstanding transactions should be processed and available to view online and certificates in the mail. Whew!
Now, finally, we can expect registrations processed in 10 days or less. Woohoo!!
Thank you for your patience.
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE SEPT 29, 2017
NEW & IMPROVED REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES
PDCA is excited to introduce our newly redesigned registration certificates. In addition to the information that has always been included, the new ones will also include (if provided): Chondo and PHA status, whether animal is genotyped, sire verified, dam verified.
Also included (if provided) are ADCA and Legacy registration numbers for each animal in the pedigree.
Rethinking the Certified registration criteria
Membership feedback wanted
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE SEPT 19, 2017
Well... the biggest update is obvious - our new website, with online forms is up and running.
Hang in there if all is not 100% as we are still tweeking and adding new content and transferring old content from the old website. We have some great online tools in the works, but we are prioritizing our memberships, registrations and transfers first and bells and whistles after.
NOT SHOWING UP?
The online database which processes our memberships, registrations and transfers is functioning, but unfortunately, it is not view-able online yet - but it's very close. Hang in there with us.
FORM SUBMIT NOTIFICATION
If you have completed any online form, you should have received a notification confirmation email to assure you that we have received your submission and are processing it.
ONLINE FORM PROBLEMS?
Please contact us at PDCANOW@gmail.com if you have any issues with the forms, or downloads, or links, or whatever so we can improve them or fix a problem.
PDCA welcomes Gordon Graham from Carlisle, IA as the new Area Manager for Region 3. His contact info is available on the About Us page.
Area Manger replacements for regions 2 and 4 are still pending.
THE DEXTER CATTLE JOURNAL
Current PDCA members should have received your fall issue of The Dexter Cattle Journal. If you did not, and believe there is an error, please contact us PDCANOW@gmail.com
Remember: We work for you. We will keep you posted.
Questions or comments can be sent to PDCANOW@gmail.com
August 16, 2017
PDCA welcomes Edlyn Muir as our new Registrar,
and Sharone Fischer as Area Manager Region 7
The summer issue of The Dexter Cattle Journal
is at the printer and should be arriving in your mailbox soon.
Due to transition "issues", please contact us if you do not receive this issue.
PDCA is making some big changes, and we are EXCITED!
We are looking for three individuals to serve Dexter breeders regionally as Area Managers. Criteria:
Join us and be a part of the exciting improvements to come.
Don't wait... contact us now goPDCA@gmail.com
We work for you. We will keep you posted.
Questions or comments can be sent to
UPDATE POSTED JULY 2017
Election results for July 1st Executive Officer elections
President - Laura Christofk
Vice President - Donna Semas
New executive appointees:
Treasurer - Jeff Reusser
Secretary - Larry Haggard
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