Charolais Proves Valuable in Commercial Cow-Calf Operations Across America
Under Robert Wells’ direction, the Sam Roberts Noble Foundation consults with many commercial cow-calf operations in the the Southern Plains states. As part of the Integrity Beef Alliance, cooperators participate in a comprehensive crossbreeding program using registered Charolais bulls on primarily an Angus based cow herd. They must also comply with a rigorous herd management protocol. Herds market their calves in a value-added market setting that has topped the market each year, providing marketing opportunity to producers of all sizes to capture the value of using Charolais in their beef operations.
Mid-Year Sire Evaluation
In addition to the Spring and Fall Sire Evaluations, the AICA has added a Mid-Year Sire Evaluation to be published in June. The deadline for submitting data to be included in the Mid-Year Sire Evaluation is April 14th.
Junior National Entry Registration is Open
The 2017 AIJCA Junior National Show & Leadership Conference will be held in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 18-23. Early Registration/Ownership Deadline is Monday, May 1. Late Registration (Final)/Ownership Deadline is Wednesday, May 10. The $50 Conference Registration fee is available for juniors and adults and includes conference sessions and materials, an official 2017 Junior National t-shirt, 5 lunches and 5 dinners including the Friday evening Annual Awards Banquet meal ticket. (Breakfast is included at AIJCA Hotel Blocks.) Click here for registration and more information.