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NOTICE- DNA TESTING & PROCESSING TIME
As of 01/10/2022: Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for DNA samples to process.

Any questions regarding DNA sample orders that were submitted prior to 01/10/2022, and have an imminent deadline looming, please contact:
AICA Genetics Coordinator, Lindsay Knight
lknight@charolaisusa.com
816-464-2474, ext 402.
Accepting Summer Internship Applications
The AICA and Charolais Journal are seeking a summer intern interested in event planning and execution of the Junior National Show & Leadership Conference, production of the June/July and August issues of the Charolais Journal, and social media and communications management. Applications due February 15, 2022. Click here for more information.
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..

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 before May 1 $22
18 months of age and older with inventory returned before June 1 $36
J. Neil Orth Named 2021 Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery Inductee
The Saddle & Sirloin portrait gallery serves as the livestock industry’s hall of fame and is one of the highest honors awarded to individuals in the livestock industry. For more details on how to contribute to The J. Neil Orth Leadership Award Fund, please click here.
January 2022 EPDS
The January 2022 Genetic Evaluation has been released. AICA is releasing genetic evaluations six times annually. February 1 is the data and genomic submission deadline for the March 2022 EPD release. For current breed averages, tables and animal search, click here.
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.
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

Maternal Pride

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, kchism@charolaisusa.com.
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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