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Internship Applications due February 15th

The AICA is offering two internship opportunities for this year’s summer activities. Review each internship opportunity description below. Send cover letter, resume and a list of references to kchism@charolaisusa.com.

Full Summer Internship with AICA and Charolais Journal

Junior National Internship with AICA

DNA Fees as of January 1, 2023

All DNA tests processed at Neogen as of January 1, 2023 will reflect this pricing structure: 100K - $40/sample (blood, semen, TSU sample), $45 (hair) additional tests available include: Horned/Polled - $20 or Bovine Progressive Ataxia (BPA) - $7. Samples received at Neogen after 12/15/2022 will be processed at the January 1, 2023 pricing.

Click here for current AICA Fee Sheet

January EPDS

The January 2023 Genetic Evaluation has been released. AICA is releasing genetic evaluations nine times annually – January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November, December. February 1 is the data and genomic submission deadline for the March 2023 EPD release. For current breed averages, tables and animal search,  click here.

GENETIC CONDITION – PROGRESSIVE ATAXIA

*Updated with AICA Management Plan adopted by Board of Directors 10-20-22. To learn more about Progressive Ataxia (PA), the AICA’s response plan, testing requirements, and plans for recording and communicating test results,  click here.

Registration and Enrollment Fees Increase
As of January 1, 2022, AICA fees will increase as noted below. Click Here to view the workorder reflecting the new fee schedule. If you have membership, registration, or transfer questions, please contact Maggie Smithee @ 816-464-2474 x401 or msmithee@charolaisusa.com.

Registration and Performance Plus Registry Fees:
Purebred, Percentage & Charbray Registrations Member Non-Member
0-4 months of age $16 $32
5-12 Months $22 $44
13-24 Months $38 $76
Over 24 Months $50 $100

Whole Herd Reward Fees
18 months of age and older with inventory returned before April 1 $16
18 months of age and older with inventory returned between April 2 to April 30 $22
18 months of age and older with inventory returned after May 1 $36
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!
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.
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