BECOME A MEMBER
Nationally the American Beefalo Association is very important for all Beefalo producers. As the acting gateway to the official USDA acknowledged registration, our registered members are entitled to market and sell their herd, meat animals, and meat cuts as genuine Beefalo.
Additionally, ABA members are entitled to discounts on registration, scholarships, events/shows, marketing materials, contact connections and more. To speak to a current member to learn how membership will benefit you, contact one of our members located to the right of the screen.
- MEMBERSHIP LEVELS -
An annual member is one who elects to pay an annual membership fee and an annual service fee, as determined by the Board of Directors. A corporation, partnership, firm, or trust may become a member the same as individuals. All annual membership fees are due on the 1st of January each year and shall entitle the member to a copy of the association newsletter at no additional charge. An active annual member shall be eligible to vote and hold office.
Annual memberships are $25 per year plus the $25 annual service fee.
A lifetime member is one who elects to pay a lifetime membership fee and an annual service fee, as determined by the Board of Directors. A corporation, partnership, firm, or trust may become a member the same as individuals. The annual service fee shall be due on the 1st of January each year and shall entitle the member to a copy of the association newsletter at no additional charge. Active lifetime members are entitled to vote and to hold office.
Lifetime memberships are $100 plus the $25 annual service fee.
An associate member is one who has an interest in the Beefalo breed. Associate members pay an annual service fee which entitles them to receive the association newsletter. Associate members pay the non-member rates for registration and are not eligible to vote or hold office.
Associate membership annual service fees are $25
Junior memberships are for those under the age of 18 with an active interest in breeding and/or showing Beefalo cattle. Junior members pay a one time fee of $25 which entitles them to remain an active junior member until they turn 18. Junior members are not entitled to vote or to hold office.
There are no annual service fees for junior members.
DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
When form is successfully submitted you will receive a "thank you" message. Please pay online below OR send your membership dues to American Beefalo Association at 9824 E. YZ Ave. Vicksburg, MI 49097 as soon as possible to expedite the approval process. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for additional, detailed membership information.
For printable version CLICK HERE and mail to American Beefalo Association at 9824 E. YZ Ave. Vicksburg, MI 49097 along with your membership fee.
APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
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Lifetime, Annual, and Junior Members are entitled to register Beefalo Cattle at the current member fees. Lifetime and Annual Members are entitled to vote and hold any elected office. Junior Members are entitled to vote but cannot hold an elected office.
Associate Membership is for people who are interested in the breed and which to receive all official correspondence from the American Beefalo Association office. Associate Members do not have voting privileges and cannot hold an elected office. Associate Members may register Beefalo cattle but will be charged a non-member fee, which is double the regular member fee.
Active Members, through their Board of Directors and participation, control the Association and its operation. All Board Members are elected by the Active General Membership.
To be considered an Active Lifetime Member of the American Beefalo Association, you must register and/or transfer at least two (2) Beefalo Cattle within a two (2) year period. Failure to meet this requirement will place a Lifetime Member on Inactive Status. This means that the Inactive Lifetime Member will be removed from the mailing list and the right to vote will be withheld. However, upon registering or transferring the required two (2) Beefalo Cattle their status will be returned to active.
Applicant acknowledges that the Board of Directors may refuse application for membership for any reason deemed sufficient by them.