What’s Going On Wednesday: June 14, 2017


It’s Wednesday again, and we’re back to update our favorite group of folks with what’s happening at the state office. We hope you’ve had a successful week of cutting and baling and have said an extra prayer of thanksgiving for the abundance of rain and green grass! With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, we’d also like to take a minute to express our appreciation for all the dads out there who are raising up the next generation of Alabama cattlemen and cattlewomen. Happy Father’s Day in advance! Now, take a break from the cutter, the rake, the baler or the last-minute Father’s Day shopping spree to catch up with your Cattlemen’s Association. Don’t forget- dads love beef! 


Brisket & Mac for the Win!!

18740495_1048031685332834_3162288122833280066_nBeef lovers have spoken and Clay, AL’s Barbecue Stop is the newest home to Bama’s Best Beef! Their winning dish, Brisket & Mac, is described as “juicy, tender, slow-smoked brisket over homemade, melt-in-your-mouth mac & cheese.” Next time you’re passing through Jefferson County, be sure to stop by, give it a try, and shake their hands for helping promote our favorite protein, beef!


This year’s contest boasted a reach of over 316,000 Facebook fans, more than 17,400 post engagements and over 6,700 photo/link clicks. The best part? It also accumulated 815 new page likes which means 815 new Facebook users will be exposed to our beef cattle message on a daily basis. Thanks to this contest, we now have over 17,000 Facebook followers!


This is good news for cattlemen and even better news for the beef checkoff program!





The membership number of the day is 9,664. Help us break 10,000 by the end of the membership year!


The deadline for recruiting and having membership/monies into the state office is June 30th. Remember, the recruiter and the person recruited both get entered in the John Deere Gator drawing! Speaking of John Deere Gator, WE HAVE RAFFLE TICKETS!! Contact us if you’d like a book to sell or purchase for your chance to win the Gator! The deadline to have money and raffle tickets turned is before or at the summer board meeting. There will be a prize for the person who sells the most raffle tickets.  They come in books of 10 and Jessica can mail them out today! Email Jessica




AJCA Round-Up online fiestalogo5registration is now available through July 5 at 11:55 p.m. If your child is interested in beef cattle, has a knack for cooking, an eye for graphic design, a competitive streak in volleyball or a love of speaking in public, you should consider signing them up for the 11th annual AJCA Round-Up. This year’s event comes with a “South of the Border” FIESTA theme and is sure to be a muy beuno time!


AJCA membership is required for entry into the Round-Up. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event:



Auburn President Reception

ACA’s Dr. Billy Powell and Erin Beasley attended a reception Tuesday evening for the new Auburn University President Dr. Steven Leath. Dr. Leath comes from Iowa State and has owned cattle in the past. After learning this piece of information, Dr. Leath was invited to come tour the Cattlemen’s Building and learn more about the state’s cattle industry.



Transition Period

As June 30 creeps closer and closer, Dr. Powell and Erin Beasley have WEBJune-1 COVER copybeen spending a lot of time going over the various aspects of managing the ACA including magazine, administration, accounting, staff, etc. Erin Beasley will promote to the role of executive vice president effective July 1. Dr. Powell will not entirely hang up his hat, though. He will be taking on a change of title to become the new “SLE Rodeo General Manager” where he will still maintain the responsibility of putting on the 61st annual SLE Rodeo coming to town March 15-17, 2018.



Beef for Father’s Day

Beef_FathersDayBeef is king of the grill, and dad is king of the household. It’s no wonder the two go hand-in-hand. Be sure to wish your dad a Happy Father’s Day with a juicy steak or a delicious, hot-off-grill burger. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!






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Thanks for reading this week’s post!  Until we post again next week , we want to remind you that you can stay in touch with us by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Happy Father’s Day- enjoy beef! 


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