2018 Junior National Show & Leadership Conference Results

  • Juniors from coast to coast traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, June 17-22 for the 2018 AIJCA Junior National Show & Leadership Conference.
    More than 450 cattle entries were exhibited by junior members from 25 states and $45,000+ in AIJCF scholarships were awarded. Congratulations to all of our Charolais youth and their families. Thank you to the Iowa Planning Committee and all of our sponsors that made the week possible!  Click here to view Marked Show Programs, Press Releases and Photos

Listening & Learning Industry Session – July 14, Virginia

Join us Saturday, July 14 at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va., for the AICA Listening & Learning Industry Session. This event will feature an opportunity for producers and industry stakeholders to discuss the value of innovation and the most effective ways of utilizing Charolais genetics in today’s beef industry. No Registration Fee! RSVP to the National Center for Beef Excellence – brett@beefcenter.org. Click here to view session schedule and hotel information.

AICA Sire Selector Tool

Learn how to utilize the AICA Sire Selector Tool by viewing this instructional video. Brett Spader of the National Center for Beef Excellence will discuss the valuable ways to utilize the AICA Sire/Dam selector to identify genetics according to EPDs, TSI index and additional search parameters at the Commercial Committee Meeting during the Spring AICA Meetings at Harrah’s North Kansas City, March 26. Click here to use the AICA Sire Selector.

A Brief Explanation of the AICA Data Policy set forth by AICA Board of Directors:

  • The Board of Directors had been presented with inquiries on access and use of the AICA pedigree, performance and genomic database.
  • It was determined that a policy was overdue that would address the rights and use of this data as the use of this information has evolved over the past several years.
  • The Board considered the policy as a structure moving forward that would help to protect the integrity and value of the collective data accumulated by the membership of AICA, and to protect the overarching assets of the Charolais breed.
  • • The AICA Data Policy seeks to protect the membership’s data submitted to AICA from third party access.
  • As the policy states as a conclusion, “This Data Policy shall be reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors of the AICA to insure that it meets the needs and goals of the AICA and remains current and consistent with scientific and AICA policy standards then in effect.” This provides for a manageable policy that can be updated as additional considerations are brought forward.
  • Complete AICA Data Policy may be viewed in the AICA Rules & Regulations Article XXIV.

Collect Seasons of Charolais Prints: White on White, Maternal Pride and Call to the Herd

Limited edition of 100 prints. Image area of 14.5” x 18.5,” ideal for 20” x 24” frame. $150/print payable to AIJCA, includes shipping. Proceeds benefit the American Charolais Foundation – Youth & Education. Contact Kaitlyn Chism to order. 816-464-2474 ext. 201 kchism@charolaisusa.com


Charolais breeders have done a great job of creating cattle with the genetic potential to get big and put on pounds. That’s good for us. We’re in the business of selling beef!”  Todd Sigmon, operations manager for Dinklage Feedyards in Nebraska and Colorado, depends on Charolais and Charolais-cross cattle.

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