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Listening & Learning Industry Session

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Virginia Tech University, Alphin Stuart Livestock Arena,
500 Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA


No Registration Fee: Pre-Registration required for planning. Please RSVP to the National Center for Beef Excellence – brett@beefcenter.org

Our objective with this session is to illustrate the added value of utilizing Charolais genetics through the various phases of the beef industry, while developing more marketing options for producers using Charolais genetics. 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. The format will include an open forum meeting featuring speakers specific to each industry segment, providing an opportunity for speakers to describe the role they see Charolais genetics playing in the industry coupled with the ability for attendees to pose questions and receive feedback for their thoughts.

Host Hotel Information: Microtel Inn & Suites, 135 Ponderosa Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Call: (540) 381-0500 Ask for the AICA Charolais Block. Block closes July 1.


Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 14


  • 8:30 a.m. - Charolais Judging Contest
    A judging contest featuring Charolais bull calf prospects, replacement heifers and mature females will also be held onsite, with direct instruction and explanation of selecting the conformation of the ideal beef animal.

  • 9:30 a.m. - Introduction - Neil Orth, Executive Vice President, American International Charolais Association
    Welcome - Dan Eversole, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences

  • Industry Segment Discussions - Moderated by Rex Ricketts, Ph.D., AICA Breed Improvement Committee Chairman

  • 9:45 a.m. - Segment 1— Finding added value for Charolais-influenced feeder cattle in the Southeastern U.S.
    Austin Paul, Eugene Barber & Sons, Lexington, KY

  • 10:15 a.m. - Segment 2
    Opportunities in value-based feeder cattle marketing & beef industry trends
    Brian Bertelsen, Vice President Field Operations, U. S. Premium Beef, Dodge City, KS

  • 11:00 a.m. - Segment 3
    Bull Buying Selection Guide for Cow/Calf Operations
    Dr. Bain Wilson, Virginia Tech Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences

  • LUNCH

  • 1:00 p.m. - Segment 4
    The importance of individual performance data in a genomic world
    Dr. Sally Northcutt, AICA Breed Improvement Consultant, St. Joseph, MO

  • 2:00 p.m. - Segment 5
    How to collect and input performance data for Whole Herd Reporting
    Maggie Smithee, AICA Assistant Recording Secretary, Kansas City, MO

  • 3:00 p.m. - Q&A Featuring Combined Lineup of Guest Speakers
    Announcement of Judging Contest Results

For Additional Information & RSVP–
The National Center for Beef Excellence
Brett Spader • (785) 633-5512
brett@beefcenter.org
RSVP requested by July 1

Floyd Wampler • AICA Southeast Representative
(423) 612-2144 • fwampler@charolaisusa.com

2018 FALL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Tentative Schedule

Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa

Wednesday, October 24
Noon   Long-Range Planning Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m.   CPI Committee Meeting
1:30 p.m.   Executive Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m.   American Charolais Foundation (ACF) Meeting
3:00 p.m.   Breed Improvement Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.   President’s Reception

Thursday, October 25
8:00 a.m.   Advertising/Marketing Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.   Commercial Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.   Junior Council Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.   Activities Committee Meeting
10:30 a.m.   Charolais Dees USA Committee Meeting 
11:30 a.m.   Finance Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m.   Fall Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 a.m.   Charolais Shindig” and Awards
                     Hall of Fame Inductees: The late Dave Hebbert and Mickie
                     Lee and Connie Eaton

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2018 American Royal
kansas city, mo

Tentative

Friday – October 26, 2018
10:30 a.m.    Royal Breeders Bull Classic
2:00 p.m.      40th National Charolais Sale

Saturday - October 27, 2018
8:00 a.m.    Junior Charolais Heifer Show – Hale Arena
                     Followed by the 50th National Charolais Show

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2019 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW
DENVER, CO

Saturday – January 19, 2019
Noon    Pens of Bulls and Female Show

Sunday - January 20, 2019
8 a.m.    Junior Charolais Show
1 p.m.    Charolais Sale

Monday - January 21, 2019
8 a.m.    National ROE Charolais Show

Headquarters Hotel - Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado 80207

Hotel (303) 399-7500    Guest Fax: (303) 321-1966

Rate $122.00 plus tax    Cutoff date 12/13/2018

NOTE: PARKING IS $5 A DAY AT THE HOTEL

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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
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