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Now Accepting Applicants for AICA Field Representative-Southeast Territory

Join our team! This position is responsible for promoting the Charolais breed by representing the Association, serving as a resource for AICA members and users of Charolais genetics. Candidates must live in the region and be thoroughly familiar with the beef cattle industry. Click here to view full job description, and please submit questions and applications to bspader@charolaisusa.com.

Junior National Entry Registration Open

The 2024 AIJCA Junior National Show & Leadership Conference will be held at the Cadence Bank Center, Belton, Texas, June 23-28. Entries for the RockChar Junior National are open. Early Registration/Ownership Deadline is May 1. Late Registration/Final Ownership Deadline is May 15. Click here for complete event details and registration forms.


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BEEF MARKETING SPECIALIST PRESS RELEASE

American-International Charolais Association Welcomes New Beef Marketing Specialists to Drive Demand for Charolais-Influenced Beef.

Click here for full press release.

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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