Past Membership Updates
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
April 8, 2018

The Dexter Cattle Journal now downloadable as PDF and view-able online. Check it out

Marketing Brochures
Make a great impression-

PDCA offers complimentary, full color, Dexter marketing brochures customized with your name and contact info. Learn more

Registry to Registry transfers  will continue to be an affordable option for new members to register their entire herd in the PDCA registry, but registration certificates will now be sent as a self-printing PDF file via email. The option to upgrade to a traditional printed and mailed registration certificate is an additional $5 - still very affordable. Learn more

Make a Difference

PDCA is looking for a few  people with fresh ideas to serve as Area Managers for regions 1,3,7 

For more info

Facebook
PDCA now has a Facebook page

 

Update our Bylaws

Coming soon - Members will be asked to vote on proposed Bylaw changes on the online membership renewal form.

Past Updates

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE APRIL 24, 2018

The Dexter Cattle Journal now downloadable as PDF and view-able online. Check it out

Registry to Registry transfers  will continue to be an affordable option for new members to register their entire herd in the PDCA registry, but registration certificates will be sent as a self-printing PDF file via email. The option to upgrade to a traditional printed and mailed registration certificate is an additional $5 - still very affordable. 

PDCA is looking for a few  people with fresh ideas to serve as Area Managers for regions

1,3,7 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE DEC 1, 2017

REGION 2

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.

REGION 4

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.

CERTIFIED REGISTRATION CRITERIA

After polling members with Certified registered animals, the Board voted to change Certified registration criteria from
1. Genotyped

2. PHA negative

3. Chondro negative

to

1. Genotyped

2. PHA status proven

3. Chondro status proven

New criteria will take effect January 1, 2018

RETHINKING FEES

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.

Effective immediately:

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.

Learn more

REGISTRATION BACKLOG

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!!

If your registration or transfer does not show in the online database ( pdca-pedigree.org ) by Monday, Dec 4th, please contact us PDCANOW@gmail.com

Thank you for your patience.

WEBSITE HELP WANTED

We are beginning to create the "Dexter Benefits" section of our new website. If you have even a little bit of experience with websites, or are a little bit tech savvy and a quick learner, and would like to contribute your talent and ideas to this fun project, please contact Laura Christofk at laurachristofk@gmail.com

 
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.

check it out

 

MEMBERSHIP POLL

Rethinking the Certified registration criteria 

Membership feedback wanted

Go to the Poll

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE SEPT 19, 2017

NEW WEBSITE

Well... the biggest update is obvious - our new website, with online forms is up and running.

PRIORITIZING

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.

REGION 3

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

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE AUG 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.

PDCANOW@gmail.com

 

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:

  1. Loves their Dexters

  2. Has fresh ideas

  3. Hates politics

  4. Enjoys helping others

  5. Lives in:

    Region 2 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT)
    Region 3 (IL, IO, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI, Manitoba, Ontario, Sascatchewan)
    Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

 

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

PDCANOW@gmail.com

 

 

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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

 

  • PDCA will soon have a much quicker processing turn around time.
    Our online registry database is scheduled to launch around September 15, 2017.

  • PDCA is happy to announce it is contracting with a professional Registry Service to process our standard registrations, transfers and memberships.

    We will continue to have an Official Registrar for oversight and advisory purposes, who is both experienced with Dexters and our registration procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of our registry.

    What this means for you.... come September 15th, expect registrations processed in 10 days or less. Rush orders welcomed.

  • Updated forms will replace the existing forms within a few days, but please make sure if you are using an OLD form to mail to NEW address.

  • PDCA is also close to launching a new and improved website.
    We have several great new online user tools in development that will make owning, registering and selling Dexters super easy! Plus so much more!!

  • The summer issue of The Journal is in production and should be in your mailbox by mid August. It has an exciting new format that we hope you will enjoy.

  • If you did not notice the new PDCA address and contact info, take note.

Purebred Dexter Cattle Association

of North America

PO Box 135   Edwards, MS  39066

(844) PDCA-NOW

PDCANOW@gmail.com

We work for YOU!