Odds & Ends
I noticed in the latest ALBC NEWS that the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has approved the formation of an Advisory Council. Much like the PDCA, they recognized that sometimes Boards may not have the technical expertise in all areas and so it's an asset to have assistance from those that do. If you have a particular skill or talent that might useful to the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association that you would like to offer, be should to contact the PDCA Advisory Board and let them know. We've been fortunate to have a lot of professional assistance from both within and outside the organization.
From what I've been reading I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the Canada and U.S. border reopen for cattle sales this week or next which would be good news for our Canadian Dexter breeders.
Here's an editorial from the Houston Chronicle regarding beefing up red meat safety: Steaking a reputation
I read where New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady recently purchased 100 raffle tickets for friends and family. Tom was buying Red Sox raffle tickets but it's a reminder that you still have time to purchase PDCA Raffle Tickets online for friends and family before the drawing this Saturday. You don't have to be a PDCA member to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win the gold bullion coin and so get your tickets now while there's still time.