Breeder Members - contact us to have your listing updated in the Directory!
Breeder Members - contact us to have your listing updated in the Directory!
Main Office (HQ)
PO Box 2883
Appomattox, VA 24522
PO Box 231
Wamego, KS. 66547
Other than USPS for Registry, use:
420A Lincoln Street
Wamego, KS. 66547
(please put AMBA & your name in subject line)
To our members, friends, family and community,
During this uncertain time we want to reach out to you with a quick update about The Livestock Conservancy’s COVID-19 response and a reminder that we are all in this together. We recognize the considerable weight placed upon our farmers and other essential personnel during this time. You are our most important partners for rare breed conservation and we want to support the work you are doing to help our country in this time of need.
We remain dedicated to protecting endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction, even during this pandemic. Our operations are continuing as normally as possible as we follow the ever-changing guidelines of our state and country to keep everyone safe.
Below are some helpful links for farmers and consumers as we navigate our changing future:
To support Livestock Conservancy farmers and members, donate to our Emergency
Schedules are continually changing. Before attending an upcoming event, please check our calendar page and with event organizers for the most current information, including cancellations, re-scheduling, news and updates.
We are still available by phone, email and social media, if you need to contact us. We hope you will reach out with questions or comments about how we can continue to support you during this time.
Thank you for being a valued part of The Livestock Conservancy community. We hope you will continue to stay safe, healthy and well.
Due to the Kansas temporary stay at home order, Registry is limited to one person processing memberships and registrations. Delays are inevitable, but we are working through every envelope and email as quickly as humanly possible.
The main "office" of AMBA is working on catching up business, but still running a bit behind.
Thank you for your patience. Stay safe and much success. Gracie Cardwell
FROM REGISTRY (AMBA's Herd Book Registry Staff:):
Thank you for your understanding during our stay at home order. It was greatly appreciated.
Just letting you know as of Monday, May 4th our staff is back in the office full time as our stay at home order has been lifted for our type of business. We are working to catch up on work before we get into the busiest time of the year.
We were able to stay without a week of time in our office on error-free registry work.
People who submitted work that contained errors we just did not have the resources to get them called during the stay at home order. We are working to resolve these now since we have more than one person in the office.
Please, if you have the ability to remind breeders to double check their work before submitting it, it would be greatly appreciated. Around 30% of all work received contains errors. Missing tag numbers, birthdates, wrong amount of payment, transfer information missing, are just some examples of what is in error.
I will be working to catch up on emails that have been received that I just did not have the time to answer.
Again, thank you for your patience and understanding during these interesting times we all are facing.
Your support will help us fund our mission to preserve and promote the American Mulefoot Hog. Other levels of Membership and Support are available - please see our Membership page! Thank you! ~AMBA
Add a hot/cold beverage cup, personalized with AMBA logo, to your 2022 Membership Renewal!!
Please complete and email Membership Application Form - noting 2022 Renewal w Mug!! Make sure to include mailing/shipping address!
Supplies are limited!! $5.00 of Renewal Drive funds go toward AMBA's Special Projects!
Since the move, the supplies of mugs are in storage. We will not forget you!
Sign up to hear from us about upcoming events, our projects, and how you can help!
2022 Membership Drive is well underway! Check out the details, including the new combined Application form.
In other good news:
Our membership ended 2021 with decent numbers: 25 Breeder Members (current in dues), and so far have added several new members & renewals since Jan. 1, 2022.
Thank you to our Breeder Members for supporting this great work on behalf of such a marvelous pig! Thank you to our Supporters and readers of our Facebook presence and website!
Parents, Breeders, 4H Organizers & Sponsers —- introduce the kids in your life to the character building and rewarding world of raising a pig for the local fair or 4H competition. Students and youth members are the future of the American Mulefoot Hog, in stewardship for the next generations. Contact us for any helps you may need in your show stall presentations! 2/1/22
DNA Testing and Diversity within our herds is important.
Once you identify a great line, does it make logistical sense to ship the boar or sow from farm to farm, from one coast to the other? If we were talking about a material thing, sure.
What about being new to the breed and trying to find a compatible breeding pair?
Let’s use the DNA Program and Census information to build a collection resource so that East Coast breeders can connect with Midwest or West Coast and Alaska breeders without risking a valuable animal to transport issues.
Breeders with exemplary boars can collect before end of life or selling to the next farm (= initial cost and residual income), and breeders without boars can order product and have their a/i tech or vet assist in the final process with healthy sows.
What are your thoughts?
"Mail Checks" address can be accepted at: Registry office. Credit Cards can be used thru our PayPal, or thru Registry via phone, fax or form:
PO Box 231
Wamego, KS 66547.
Continue to make checks payable to AMBA or American Mulefoot Breeders Association, Inc.
When mailing a check, be sure to complete and send the new combination Membership Application, as well as any Registration Applications necessary (Membership Application/Renewal and Registration Application), and boriginal Bill of Sale.
Always submit original Certificate of Registry for AMBA Transfers, or Registration Certificates/Registration Applications (AMHA&R to AMBA Registration) with your payment.
KEEP COPIES OF ALL WORK SUBMITTED, INCLUDING THE BACK OF CERTIFICATES!!
We saw a little interest in the sample AMBA ball cap, but not enough for us to commit to a quantity order.
AMBA is not a retail platform, but periodically offers items of interest to raise funds to get the DNA program off the ground.
If anyone is interested in a ball cap, please email your interest & quantity to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: AMBA Cap
We will place an order after we receive a quote for that quantity. You will know the cost before committing.
We will be working on bumper stickers and window/metal vinyl clings in the near future.
The first prototype cap was through a company in Buffalo New York, and has a photo on the Facebook page. This cap was $18 including shipping. We hope with a quantity order we can get those numbers down.
There are still several nice insulated cups bearing the striking AMBA logo available.
These cups can be purchased for $20 through the website Shop page, or added to your 2022 Membership Dues for an additional fee. There is a signifant delay in me sending these out. Apologies in advance.
All proceeds from the sale of AMBA logo cups are designated for the DNA Project costs.
So far we have collected $129 extra in cup sales and would like to have the remaining twenty or so cups gone before the end of the year!
If you have other fundraising ideas, or would like to pledge a percentage of one or all hog sales this year toward the program, we can help.
Funds marked for Fundraising are ONLY used for that purpose, not office expenses, postage or website fees.
Russell Bailey of Lewisville Permaculture Research Center supported AMBA Directors during Chairman’s lengthy hospitalization and recovery and was interviewed by the Directors for a seat on the Board.
Although this path did not continue, we certainly appreciate his contribution to the work. He continues to be a valuable and active member of AMBA breeder family.
We are actively recruiting members for positions in the organization. No need to travel! Most everything is done via computer, text, email, phone and mail.
Are you good with judging stock by photos? Are you good with customer relations? Problem solver that can work well with others to design solutions?
AMBA NEEDS YOU! Please submit your name, or nominate someone who would be a great asset, for consideratjion in one of the many positions to be filled.
Meetings are short & usually pretty sweet, via zoom, teleconference or facebook group poll. Usually an hour at the most, once a month.
It's all about the hogs.
You should have received your 2020/2021 Census forms by now. They were mailed in Nov/Dec, last year.
We had many Census forms returned due to mailing address issues, and have been updating and resending as we receive requests.
These questions are for your specific hogs, breeders or prospects, raised by you, transferred to you or “new pigs on the block”. The information will be included in the DNA profile for AMBA.
Each pig tells its own story, and rankings are high in other species’ purebred associations and herdbooks. ,We think it’s time we identify the best of the best as well as unusual or unrelated lines to give prospect breeders, or those freshening up their gene pool, some more to choose from.
Having hair samples or DNA metrics without the characteristics that go behind it will give us a blind understanding of our American Mulefoot Hog population. We need to see with perfect clarity in this regard.
We need to know litter sizes, gender ratios, temperament, litter weights and weight pick ups ... all the stuff that commercial breeders do that helps them identify the best genetics to build upon.
Once we get this under our belts, we need to begin work on A/I collection throughout our foundation stock.
To date we have only received three Census forms out of over 220 submitted. I know some may be waiting on those later Spring 2022 litters to hit the ground.
Please let me know if you didn’t receive a form, need another copy, or are having trouble completing it.
Text is best for needing forms: (804)590-9577
Email is as good as text: email@example.com.
Put “Census” & your name/farm name in subject line.
Please, do not leave voice mail, I just don’t get it.
Please feel free to submit questions or concerns about your hogs, your program, or anything else American Mulefoot Hog related to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will attempt to post in blog format with AMBA and our Directors' and Breeder Members' answers or solutions.
Reminder to ALL Breeder Members:
Please submit your sales ad for livestock, feeders, breeders or pork with one clear photo and your contact information for an ad on the website.
We will do our best to post contact information to the Facebook page and groups, but there are restrictions on animal and animal "parts" sales.
We are here for you.
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