Progressive Enhancement to the AICA Genetic Evaluation
The latest enhancements begin with the July 2021 AICA genetic evaluation. First, the genetic parameters utilized in generating EPDs are updated. Secondly, the growth and maternal predictions and TSI index are delivered on a beef cattle industry relevant base for genetic selection. For more details, click here
Junior National in Review
Thank you to all the exhibitors, sponsors and planning committee volunteers for a successful 2021 Junior National Show & Leadership Conference at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, Georgia. Complete event results and recap can be found in the August Charolais Journal
. For press releases and marked show programs, click here
June 2021 EPDS
The July 2021 Genetic Evaluation has been released. AICA is releasing genetic evaluations six times annually. August 1 is the data and genomic submission deadline for the September 2021 EPD release. For current breed averages, tables and animal search, click here
MARKET FEEDER CALVES WITH CHARADVANTAGE
CharAdvantage is an IMI Global age, source and genetic certification program designed to add more value to Charolais-influenced feeder cattle. By enrolling in this program, you receive source, age and genetic verification in the calf crop that you are currently marketing. Click here
to learn more!
COMPLETE SERIES AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS AVAILABLE OF SEASONS OF CHAROLAIS
Call to the Herd
An Autumn Drive
White on White
Only 15 complete series left! Limited prints of each painting available. Image area of 14.5” x 18.5,” ideal for 20” x 24” frame. $150/print or $600 for entire series. Payable to ACF, includes shipping. Proceeds benefit the American Charolais Foundation – Youth & Education. To order, contact Kaitlyn Chism, 816-464-2474 ext. 201, firstname.lastname@example.org
AICA SIRE SELECTOR TOOL
Learn how to utilize the AICA Sire Selector Tool by viewing this instructional video
. The AICA Sire/Dam Selector Tool aims to identify genetics according to EPDs, TSI index and additional search parameters available.
Click here to use the AICA Sire Selector
CHAROLAIS—VALUE, VERSATILITY & PROFITABILITY
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.