Well, we may be headed to a Christmas in July- themed Round-Up, but it ssuuuureeee doesn’t feel like Christmas in July! Snowflakes wouldn’t make it anywhere near this Alabama heat, and unless Santa’s sleigh can glide over humidity…he may be out of luck also! While you take a break to beat the heat today during your lunch hour, enjoy catching up with all the ACA happenings this week. We look forward to seeing many of you at this weekend’s 13th annual AJCA Round-Up!
Membership # of the Day: 8,699
A HOLLY JOLLY ROUND-UP
This weekend is sure to be the most wonderful time of the year as over 130 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 this weekend at Garrett Coliseum here in Montgomery. Check-in begins tomorrow from 12-5pm. We’ll also be hosting steer and commercial weigh-in from 4-6pm tomorrow at the Lewis Barn. 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 July issue of the Alabama Cattleman magazine.
Tailgating with Beef Filming
On Monday, staffer Ali Cantrell filmed cooking segments with Jack and Virginia at WSFA here in Montgomery. These cooking segments will air on August 18 and 25, and the recipes focus on Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner tailgating album. For the segments, Ali cooked up some Classic Sloppy Joes, Cheesehead Sliders and Classic Beef Kabobs…all perfect for the upcoming FOOTBALL season in the south!!
Stocker Cattle Shortcourse
On Friday, the ACA will have a booth at the Stocker Cattle Shortcourse in Greensboro, AL. Staffer Ali Cantrell will be attending the conference to mix and mingle with stocker operators and cattlemen from all over the state of Alabama. We look forward to seeing you there and applaud REA Blenda Glover on her continued efforts to make this event happen annually!
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.
Preparation for Bicentennial Day
ACA attended the monthly Bicentennial Stakeholder’s meeting this morning to go over the schedule of the day of activities of December 14. The ACA will host rodeo games, farming equipment and an appearance of Cowboy Santa to celebrate Alabama’s 200 years of statehood. The beef truck will also make an appearance at the Bicentennial parade through downtown that morning from 10 – 11:30am. So come out and celebrate with your favorite cattlemen!
THE MOOSEUM: CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Don’t forget! The MOOseum has shut its doors and is under constructionas 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!!