AMBA’s mission is to protect & preserve the American Mulefoot Hog.
Working to preserve and promote the
American Mulefoot Hog.
Your support will help fund our mission to preserve and promote the American Mulefoot Hog.
Other levels of Membership and Support are available - please see our Shop 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! If you’ve already ordered, once I get all these updates done and before heading to our next event, yours will be mailed!
Supplies are limited!! $5.00 of Renewal Drive funds go toward AMBA's Special Projects!
Mugs will be heading to Homesteaders of America Conference in Front Royal, Virginia in October.
We appreciate your support! ~~ gc 9/23/22
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2022 Members are making us proud!
AMBA new member, father and son, Pat and Andrew Schwab, presented one American Mulefoot barrow to Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington , Illinois. Director Jay Tetzloff was so impressed with the little pig, his temperament and ease of handling , they requested the littermate gilt to stay , too! More information will be posted later..
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!
A new breeder prospect, having experience in another swine breed, chose the American Mulefoot Hog for his child’s first 4-H pig. We are trying to help source the right animal. Some of you know the financial reward in
showing livestock at any competition.
The reward in experience for a child
beyond the ribbons is priceless.
DNA & Diversity Project is about to graduate into an ‘on the ground’ AMBA Program!
Starting with issues that breeders have in finding purebred stock, the next issue
breeders face is in finding unrelated purebred stock.
Completion of the Census Form is the connection between your hog’s
individual blood sample DNA test and identifiable characteristics.
Once we provide the Census information to our expert advisor, his team will create our unique algorithm.
Sample cards with instructions will be mailed out, (after all Census forms received and system set up) and must be returned to have Census data (stock characteristics) and DNA testing results analyzed.
Results will be mailed
to the breeder/owner, but more importantly, the results will also be submitted to Registry and updated in our Herd Book.
"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 original 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.
Transfer certificates and Bill of Sale require “wet ink signature”. AMBA is limited in the email and/or attachment documents accepted.
KEEP COPIES OF ALL WORK SUBMITTED, INCLUDING THE BACK OF CERTIFICATES!!
AMBA is not a retailer, 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.
What part of promotional products excites you? Everyone wants something, but we don’t have the manpower to do everything.
Step up and help us make this happen!
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 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.
Mail gifts to Main office, marked “DNA Project”:
AMBA - DNA Fundraiser
PO Box 2883
Appomattox, VA 24522
AMBA is actively recruiting members for positions within 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 consideration in one of the many positions to be filled.
Meetings are short & usually pretty sweet, via zoom, teleconference or facebook group poll. Usually less than an hour at the most,
once a month. Directors, 4/5/22
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 contributions.
*Mini-news letter and updates are coming via email and snail mail, thanks to a member volunteer!
**Telephone/email Census Form completion will be conducted by another breeder/member volunteer.
***Website edits and updates are currently being reviewed by yet another member volunteer.
THANK YOU to our selfless helpers and volunteers!!
ByLaw suggested updates, including anti-discrimination clause and dissolution statements. We are currently awaiting attorney advice to present updates to the Membership Meeting in 2022 (date tbd)
There seems to be a lot of confusion as to what constitutes AMBA’s public personna or presence and member direct information.
Facebook pages or groups is not owned nor controlled
Announcements or information regarding this organization is disseminated via member only email, USPS mail, the AMBA website, or other direct contact as deemed necessary.
Keep us updated with your mailing address and best email address.
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 and the year before.
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 try to 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.
*** The website is currently undergoing edits and updates. Let me know your ideas. I have already identified several issues with links and missing content, etc.,
Anyone with experience on GoDaddy platforms, feel free to contact me.
MISSING IN ACTION:
Code of Conduct,
Policy, Procedures & Protocols,
Roberts Rules of Order as adopted by AMBA
As soon as these items are completed and approved by the Board, current members will receive copies via email or USPS mail.
These documents will be added to the website once all 2022 members have received their completed packet (electronically , preferably).
It is very important that members review these items and ask questions if they do not understand something.
Thank you for your patience.
We are currently working on a members only “AMBA Forum” to allow discussion without spammers, phishers,
censors, and fact checkers
The AMBA Forum will be geared toward internal policy initiatives, member advice, contributions and suggestions, and keeping dialogue topic focused instead of buried chronologically like other online social media.
You will be notified by email when the site is activated.