Two fee changes were approved at the May 28, 2011, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) Semi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting. Both of these changes will take effect July 15, 2011. The first change will increase the blood-typing conversion fee from $25 to $40. This increase was deemed necessary by the board because currently TWHBEA pays $27 per conversion to the University of Kentucky and is spending a minimum of $4 per conversion on in-house handling, resulting in a $7 loss per conversion. The second change will raise the DNA kit fee from $40 to $50, which is the standard fee charged among other equine breed registries. Both of these increases will enable TWHBEA to better meet its financial obligations and to better serve its membership through breed promotion and programs.