It’s now time to pay your 2016-17 AJCA membership dues. Your dues expired September 30. Pay today. Don’t wait! You must be a paid member before you can earn any AJCA points for year-end awards. Dues are only $20. After January 31, 2017 dues will increase to $25.
Arkansas State Fair News
Good luck to all the AJCA exhibitors at the Arkansas State Fair October 14-23, 2016! Be sure to stop by the Arkansas Cattlemen’s booth in Barn #3 to tell ACA how much we appreciate their support. Also, please take time to thank the Arkansas State Fair staff and volunteers for their efforts in managing our fair.
Beef Brigade News
While you are at the Arkansas State Fair, be sure to purchase your BEEF BRIGADE buttons. You’ll earn a chance to win money and other prizes. Funds from this fundraiser go directly to beef exhibitors! This year funds raised by the BEEF BRIGADE will be used to present cash awards to all junior heifer breed champions, contribute add on funds to market steer scholarship winners, provide awards to the top three market steers and more! BEEF BRIGADE button winners will be drawn during the market steer show on October 18th. THANK YOU to all the donors, bidders and buyers in the first annual BEEF BRIGADE Online Semen and Embryo Auction on Breeder’s World. A special thank you to Breeder’s World for hosting the event!
AJCA Annual Meeting – November 25, 2016
AJCA will hold their annual meeting in Little Rock as part of the Thanksgiving Classic on Friday following showmanship contests. Make plans to attend! The meeting will be held at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.
The Thanksgiving Classic will be held in Little Rock again this year. Watch the ANNOUNCEMENTS TAB for information. The Thanksgiving Classic kicks off the 2016-17 AJCA Show year. It is a DOUBLE POINT show.
Beef Brigade Bonanza – November 26, 2016
The Beef Brigade Bonanza will be held in conjunction with the Thanksgiving Classic. You MUST enter the Thanksgiving Classic in order to participate in the Beef Brigade Bonanza. This show will serve as a fundraiser for the Blue Ribbon Campaign BEEF BRIGADE. This will be a points ONLY show.
River Valley Classic
There will be NO River Valley Classic show this year. This show is normally held in Russellville the week following the Thanksgiving Classic.
Weaver Clinic November 25, 2016
Weaver Leather Livestock will host a clinic for exhibitors on Friday afternoon of the Thanksgiving Classic. Come learn from the experts in the industry. Tres Amigos Show Supply is sponsoring this event.
AJCA has moved the deadline to request to sanction a show to earlier in the year. All requests to sanction a show must be received by December 15, 2016. Please help us notify all show managers of this change. Want to have an AJCA show in your area? Contact some folks to sanction a show in your town, county or region. We are always looking for new shows to sanction. Let us know how we can help you!
Important 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.
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