Short week, short blog! Before we head into our long Independence Day weekend, we wanted to give you a quick update from the ACA. Our news, announcements and updates never end, so keep reading to learn more about what’s happening at the Cattlemen’s this week. We hope you enjoy a fun, safe and delicious holiday weekend and we salute those who fought for the freedoms we celebrate this Independence Day.
The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with the Southeastern Livestock Exposition, is seeking to hire a Director of Rodeo Programs. Responsibilities of this job largely include the execution of the annual SLE Rodeo, sponsorships and serving as field staff for the Cattlemen’s Association. To learn more and apply, visit www.BamaBeef.org/Staff. A copy of the job description can also be viewed by clicking here>> Director of Rodeo Programs.
LMA Meeting On the Coast
The Livestock Marking Association (LMA) hosted a regional listening session with the Southeastern states to discuss disease traceability and to get feedback from markets on the USDA policies. The Alabama LMA also hosted a successful state meeting to discuss new business where the ACA had the opportunity to address the group and provide literature and “swag” for the stockyards to take home. After the meeting, the group broke off for fellowship and a little surf-n-turf as the meeting was hosted on Alabama’s coast!
A Holly Jolly Round-Up
July 18-21 is sure to be the most wonderful time of the year as over 120 youth come to town on their aluminum-sided sleighs with reindeer that look shockingly like show calves!! We’re excited to host the 13th annual AJCA Round-Up in just two short weeks at Garrett Coliseum here in Montgomery. Contests, prizes, logistics and breaking classes are all in the works as registration officially closed this past Saturday! We’re looking forward to this premier youth livestock event and hope to see you there supporting the future of Alabama’s beef cattle industry. A schedule of events can be found online at www.BamaBeef.org/RoundUp and in the upcoming July issue of the Alabama Cattleman magazine.
BEEF 101 for Childhood Nutrition Directors
The ACA will host a Beef 101 on July 24 for Childhood Nutrition Program Directors from Vestavia Hills City Schools! We are expecting a group of 45 to be in attendance. ACA Regional Vice President Johnny Gibson and his wife Henrietta will be in attendance, and we invite you— if you are interested— to attend this program also!! If you’d like to attend or plan your own trip, please contact staffer Ali Cantrell by calling (334) 265-1867. Cattlemen are always welcome at any Beef 101!
The MOOseum: Closed for Construction
Don’t forget! The MOOseum has shut its doors and is under construction as we renovate throughout July and August! Doors won’t open again until mid-August. We’re excited to see this project coming quickly to a fruition and cannot wait to re-open in August with a fresh, new look. You won’t believe what all we’ve got in store!!
Happy Fourth of July
The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will be closed July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume Monday, July 8 at 8 a.m. We encourage you to fire up the grill and enjoy beef this Fourth of July as we celebrate our many freedoms and America’s 243rd birthday!