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AICA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT POSITION OPENING

The American-International Charolais Association has opened its’ search for the Executive Vice President Position. If you are interested or know someone who is, please send your resume and cover letter to the following email: AICA.EVP.SEARCH@kreagermitchell.com

All applications much be sent in by February 29th, 2024.

Click here for position details

Summer Internship Application Deadline Approaching

The AICA is offering two internship opportunities for this year's summer activities. The Event & Communications Internship will be held from mid-May through July encompassing Junior National, VitaFerm CharFocus and production of the August Charolais Journal. Event & Communications Intern application deadline is February 15. The Junior National intern will be a 4-5 week opportunity specializing in Junior National event execution. Junior National Intern applications due March 1. Review each internship opportunity description below. Send cover letter, resume and a list of references to kchism@charolaisusa.com.

Event & Communications Internship
Junior National Internship

2024 AICA SPRING ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & BOARD OF DIRECTORS & COMMITTEE MEETINGS HOTEL BLOCK

The American-International Charolais Association has obtained a hotel block for the 2024 Spring Meetings.

Click here to book your stay

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.

February 2024 EPD Release

The February 2024 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 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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