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CHAROLAIS USA PODCAST

Now streaming-season 2 of the Charolais USA Podcast!

Listen in while we chat with Jim Johnson, AICA Breed Improvement Committee Chair, who joins the Charolais USA Podcast to take a deep dive into the why, how, and when for upcoming TSI enhancements. Keep listening for more updates from the meeting regarding several items discussed which impact the future of the genetic advancement in the Charolais breed. https://open.spotify.com/show/4y5Ln2uz53Z2EXdnbv5oEL

VITAFERM CHARFOCUS YOUTH CONFERENCE

The 2024 Charfocus Youth Conference will be held in Ames, IA, from July 22-25, 2024. For ages 14-21. Registration deadline- July 1, 2024.
$250 member rate, $300 non-member rate

AICA Board of Directors Spring 2024 Meeting Recap

Below are highlights of discussion items, further updates and full minutes can be found in the June/July issue of the Charolais Journal. Click here to view the summary.

BEEF MARKETING UPDATE

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, CharolaisBeef.com, dedicated to showcasing the excellence of Charolais-influenced beef. The site offers comprehensive education on the Charolais breed, highlighting its unique characteristics and benefits. It also includes a directory to help consumers locate Charolais beef near them.

This initiative signifies the first step in AICA's strategy to enhance consumer awareness and demand for Charolais genetics in retail and restaurant sectors.

Additionally, we have launched social media channels on Facebook Charolais Beef and Instagram @charolaisbeef to engage directly with consumers about Charolais beef. This reflects our commitment to strengthening the market presence of Charolais genetics.

We invite you to explore and learn more here: charolaisbeef.com

April 2024 EPD Release

The April 2024 Genetic Evaluation has been released. AICA is releasing genetic evaluations nine times annually – January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November, December. April 1 is the data and genomic submission deadline for the April 2024 EPD release.
Click here for current EPDs, breed averages and more.

Online Tutorials

If you have questions, please contact Maggie Smithee @ 816-464-2474 x401 or msmithee@charolaisusa.com.

North American Charolais Evaluation - Charolais releases joint evaluation

The American-International Charolais Association and the Canadian Charolais Association are pleased to announce release of a genomically enhanced international genetic evaluation. The July 2023 North American Charolais Evaluation represents a historic step in a combined AICA/CCA genetic evaluation. The results of this work are Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) and accuracies that are directly comparable in Charolais cattle between both the USA and Canada. Click here for information on the North American Charolais Evaluation.

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) - $5.

Click here for current AICA Fee Sheet

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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