AJCA Super Saturday – August 13 – Ft. Smith

You and your family are invited to attend AJCA Super Saturday that will be held Saturday, August 13th in Fort Smith during the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show.  This event will take place at the Fort Smith Convention Center at 700 Rogers Avenue (located between Executive Hotel City Center and Marriot Courtyard hotels). Download the schedule and registration form here.

Super Saturday is a FREE event!   All AJCA members ATTENDING will receive a free t-shirt (must be worn that day).  You must pre-register for the event.  Because of the schedule you will most likely want to eat lunch with the Cattlemen on the Trade Show floor. The cost of lunch is $17 per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Depending upon availability, there may be a few tickets available to purchase that day but there is no guarantee. The deadline to register for Super Saturday and to purchase lunch tickets is JULY 30TH.  Your other option would be having lunch in the hotel restaurant or at a nearby downtown Ft. Smith restaurant.

Along with visiting with Trade Show exhibitors and fellow Cattlemen, you will be able to participate in the ACA Cowboy Capers obstacle course.  Beginning at 9:00 am AJCA members and families are encouraged to team up to take part in ACA’s Cowboy Capers activity.  This is a “farm” type obstacle course.  Participating is lots of fun.  Watching is also entertaining!  Awards will be presented to the winners.

We want to encourage you to enter the AJCA public speaking contest and the AJCA photography contest.  Public speaking entries must be received by August 1.  You may bring photography entries with you on Saturday, August 13th.  Just be sure to have them entered by the 10:00 am entry deadline.  Contest guidelines and details can be found at www.ajcattle.com under the MEMBERSHIP tab (Educational Contests).

Should you need overnight accommodations, please contact the Executive Hotel City Center at 479.494.3761. Ask for the ACA discounted rate.

If you’re interested in attending all or part of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Convention & Trade Show August 12-14th, please visit their website www.arbeef.org for more information and a complete convention registration form.

On Saturday when you arrive, please proceed to the ACA Trade Show.  Find the AJCA booth inside the Trade Show.  Get your name tags, t-shirt, Super Saturday gift and lunch tickets if you pre-purchased them.  Don’t forget to enter the AJCA door prize drawing.

Your AJCA Board of Directors is EXCITED about our event on Saturday, August 13th in Ft. Smith! The leadership of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association has been eagerly working with us to ensure the success of our day.  We look forward to seeing you at Super Saturday.  For questions or concerns, please contact me by email michellerieff@aol.com or phone 479.936.1685.  Please get your Super Saturday registrations to me ASAP.

2016 AJCA Points

Below is the most current AJCA points file. All corrections have been made to the previous file and are represented in this new points file. All of these points are FINAL.

New points have been posted from the State Spring Shows and field days and any discrepancies have to be reported to the Points administrator (Lisa Sigmon) by midnight on Monday, June 13, 2016.

2016 AJCA Points 06_02_16

AJCA 2nd Annual Fitting Contest

11:30 am April 29, 2016

Arkansas State Fair Spring Livestock Show

Last year’s event was lots of fun!  Winners received great prizes!  Form your team now!

AJCA will host a Team Fitting Contest on Friday, April 29th in Little Rock at the Arkansas State Fair Spring Livestock Show.  Each team will consist of four individuals. Participants may or may not be members of AJCA.  One team member must be from each age division: ages 9 to 12; ages 13 to 14; and ages 15 to 20 (use contestant’s age as of October 1, 2015). The additional team member may be from any of the three age divisions.

Amigos Show Supply and Weaver will sponsor the awards for the members of the top three teams.  The deadline to register your team is April 23, 2016.  You may mail, email or text registration form to AJCA State Director at arkansasjrcattlemen@gmail.com 479.936.1685.

TEAM FITTING COMPETITION – Guidelines & Scoresheet 2016

Team Fitting Contest Entry Form

 New Member Guideline

At the August AJCA Board meeting the following new procedure regarding sanctioned show points was voted into place: 

After AJCA show point files are posted to the AJCA website, members have seven business days to dispute the report.  At the end of seven business days, the points for that reporting period become final.  Emails will be sent to members notifying them that a new point file has been posted.  Members who find an error must follow this procedure

A.  Contact the AJCA Point’s Administrator to report a possible discrepancy.
B.  Contact the particular show manager to resolve the discrepancy.
C.    Show management will contact the AJCA Point’s Administrator of any corrections.
D.  It is strongly suggested that the member follow up with the Point’s Administrator to assure the matter has been resolved.

Congratulations to Kylee Sigmon

She was selected to the National Beef Ambassador Team!

Kylee Sigmon - $1,800

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