President’s Message

Next ATA Board Meeting

January 2023 in Oklahoma

 Location & Date TBD

First, I would like to thank Vice-President, Melisa Bertz, for hosting and organizing our Summer ATA meeting held at Meadow Lane Farms in Higginsville, Missouri. She lined up some excellent speakers and tours that were very enlightening and greatly appreciated. At the meeting there were juniors there from Missouri and Georgia who got to participate in a three part ag quiz and a livestock judging contest. We also had our very first online show and we look forward to hosting more in the future for our juniors. We also honored three recipients for the Hall of Fame this summer. Congratulations to Bill Armbrust, George Dean and Dan Braesch and thank you all for your years of dedication to the ATA.

This spring we moved the database and in doing so we made a few changes to the new registration papers. The main alteration to this paperwork now includes a precise percentage of Tarentaise that the animal attained. In doing this the board made a change to the rule that may affect your breeding strategies and so it will not be made effective until approved at the winter meeting and if passed by the membership it will take effect on offspring as of September 1, 2022. (Please see your Tarentaise talk for further explanation of this rule change or call me @ 573-721-7668). If you received any paperwork that needs any corrections, please let us know and we will be happy to reprint the paper properly.

After talking to several new members it has come to my knowledge that there needs to be a resource page for new members on our website. So please if you are new go to and check out the Forms/Resources tab. This will be a great resource for you in registering cattle, advertising tips and general information about the breed that you can print and hand to new or potential buyers. There is also information on DNA samples and semen catalog forms under the Forms/Resources tab. If there is something else that you would like added to this page, please email me and I will work on it.

As always, we love to receive a good picture and/or article promoting Tarentaise cattle. If you would like to publish in the “Tarentaise Talk” as well as online, please submit this information to our office at If you need some extra prints of the “Tarentaise Talk” to help spread the word, please let us know as we would be happy to provide some materials needed. (Non members can receive the Tarentaise Talk for a low yearly subscription fee of email for $8 and by mail for $15. Please make checks payable to American Tarentaise Associaton, 520 Francis St., Suite 500B St. Joseph, MO 64501. We strongly encourage and want to help in promoting the Tarentaise in your area.

Thank you kindly,   

President of the American Tarentaise Association
Tabitha Baker
(573) 721-7668

Tabitha Baker with her father Karl Steinhage

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