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California Beef Cattle Improvement Association2018-11-18T23:25:29+00:00

Project Description

Purpose

The California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA) is an affiliate of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF), the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), and partners with University of California Cooperative Extension and other California public educational institutions as technical advisors and as partners in educational programs.

CBCIA is a producer-driven organization that fosters beef cattle improvement and economic production based on information and education by encouraging various approaches including scientific breeding, herd management, nutrition, and ethical and human practices by providing diverse producer information and education programs. Board meetings are open to members and are held at the CCA convention and Mid-Year meeting.

 

Activities:

  • Educational seminars and workshops, including a Cattlemen’s College session at the California Cattlemen’s Convention, collegiate field days, and other events.
  • Tours of specific geographic areas of the state focusing on the cattle industry and relevant subject matter
  • A monthly producer column in the California Cattleman Magazine
  • The Horizon Award for exemplary leadership to CBCIA and the cattle industry
  • The Producer of the Year Award that recognizes Commercial and Seedstock producers who use practical, scientifically accepted methods and integrate them into successful ranching operations

Youth Programs:

  • Sets the criteria and provides the certificates for Carcass of Merit Competitions at county fairs throughout the state for young cattle exhibitors.
  • Facilitates the Young Producer Award recognizing outstanding beef cattle projects
  • Awards an annual scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of beef cattle advancement through genetics or other appropriate programs
  • Provides a Beef Improvement Federation Scholarship Travel Award for advanced students majoring in beef cattle production and/or genetics

Award Applications

Carcass of Merit Program2018-11-10T03:33:00+00:00

The commercial beef industry’s emphasis on value-based marketing has improved quality of beef products and increased consumer demand. This increased attention to beef carcass traits is recognized by the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s (CBCIA) Carcass of Merit and Gold Seal Program.

For a number of years, CBCIA has recognized outstanding beef carcasses from youth livestock shows throughout California. To qualify for one of the awards a carcass must meet or exceed certain standards for weight and quality and yield grade.

For criteria and instructions in participating in this program, click here.

To download award certificates, see below.
Producer Awards2018-11-10T03:52:53+00:00

The CBCIA Outstanding Seedstock and Commercial Producer of the Year Awards recognize progressive beef cattle breeders who use practical, scientifically accepted selection and management methods and integrate them into successful ranching operations. Examples include, but are not limited to, genetic and breeding strategies for traits of economic importance, feed development and utilization, nutritional management and marketing based on objective measurement of performance. Awardees will be honored at appropriate CCA and CBCIA sponsored events and are eligible to be nominated (by CBCIA) for the National Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) awards

CBCIA Producer of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to Schene Enterprises of Dixon, Calif., the 2018 Commerical Producer of the Year!

Seedstock Commercial
1972 John Crowe*
1973 Bill Borror J.F. Sexton
1974 Bert Crane Gene Rambo
1975 Walter Markham Oscar Burroughs
1976 Jackie Davis Milton Mallery
1983 Bill Borror* John Spencer
1984 Jack Farmer Boyd Mahrt
1985 Marvin Knowles John Maino
1986 Roy McPhee David Forster
1987 Gino Pedretti Fred Mallory
1988 Ed Albaugh Lauren & Mel Shuman
1989 Gerhard Gueggenberger
1990 Jack Cowley John Hanson, Jr.
1991 Dick Montague Bill Van Tassel
1992 Walter Hunsaker
1993 Bruce Orvis Stan Sears
1994 Ward Burroughs Hank Stone
1995 Bidwell Ranches Bob Blanchard
1996 Les & Jean Fearrien Bill Peters
1997 Abbie & Mark Nelson Herb Holzapfel
1998 Marcus Haney Chris Nelson
1999 Jerry Johnson Marty Williamson
2000 Bruce Orvis Matt Echeverria
2001 Dave Dal Porto Clint Disch
2002 Byrd Cattle Co. Likely Land & Cattle Co.
2003 Silveira Bros. Prather Ranch*
2004 Vintage Angus Jack Ranch
2005 Dismukes Ranch Bob & Suzy Erickson
2006 Donati Ranch Lacey Livestock
2007 Sonoma Mountain Herefords Bengard Ranches
2008 Oakridge Angus Hearst Ranch
2009 Circle Ranch Duane Martin Livestock
2010 Broken Box Ranch Leavitt Lake Ranches
2011 Bianchi Ranch Five Dot Ranch
2012  O’Connell Ranch  N/A
2013  Morrell Ranches  Ken and Jackie McGarva
2014  Bar R Angus  N/A
2015  N/A  N/A
2016  Bentley Ranch
2017 Toledo Ranches
 *donotes international BIF winners

Activities:

  • Educational seminars and workshops, including a Cattlemen’s College session at the California Cattlemen’s Convention, collegiate field days, and other events
  • Tours of specific geographic areas of the state focusing on the cattle industry and relevant subject matter
  • A monthly producer column in the California Cattleman magazine
  • The Horizon Award for exemplary leadership to CBCIA and the cattle industry
  • The Producer of the Year Award that recognizes commercial and seedstock producers who use practical, scientifically accepted methods and integrate them into successful ranching operations

Youth Programs:

  • Sets the criteria and provides the certificates for Carcass of Merit competitions at county fairs throughout the state for young cattle exhibitors
  • Facilitates the Young Producer Award recognizing outstanding beef cattle projects
  • Awards an annual scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of beef cattle advancement through genetics or other appropriate programs
  • Provides a Beef Improvement Federation Scholarship Travel Award for advanced students majoring in beef cattle production and/or genetics

Award Applications

Carcass of Merit Program2018-11-10T03:33:00+00:00

The commercial beef industry’s emphasis on value-based marketing has improved quality of beef products and increased consumer demand. This increased attention to beef carcass traits is recognized by the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s (CBCIA) Carcass of Merit and Gold Seal Program.

For a number of years, CBCIA has recognized outstanding beef carcasses from youth livestock shows throughout California. To qualify for one of the awards a carcass must meet or exceed certain standards for weight and quality and yield grade.

For criteria and instructions in participating in this program, click here.

To download award certificates, see below.
Producer Awards2018-11-10T03:52:53+00:00

The CBCIA Outstanding Seedstock and Commercial Producer of the Year Awards recognize progressive beef cattle breeders who use practical, scientifically accepted selection and management methods and integrate them into successful ranching operations. Examples include, but are not limited to, genetic and breeding strategies for traits of economic importance, feed development and utilization, nutritional management and marketing based on objective measurement of performance. Awardees will be honored at appropriate CCA and CBCIA sponsored events and are eligible to be nominated (by CBCIA) for the National Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) awards

CBCIA Producer of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to Schene Enterprises of Dixon, Calif., the 2018 Commerical Producer of the Year!

Seedstock Commercial
1972 John Crowe*
1973 Bill Borror J.F. Sexton
1974 Bert Crane Gene Rambo
1975 Walter Markham Oscar Burroughs
1976 Jackie Davis Milton Mallery
1983 Bill Borror* John Spencer
1984 Jack Farmer Boyd Mahrt
1985 Marvin Knowles John Maino
1986 Roy McPhee David Forster
1987 Gino Pedretti Fred Mallory
1988 Ed Albaugh Lauren & Mel Shuman
1989 Gerhard Gueggenberger
1990 Jack Cowley John Hanson, Jr.
1991 Dick Montague Bill Van Tassel
1992 Walter Hunsaker
1993 Bruce Orvis Stan Sears
1994 Ward Burroughs Hank Stone
1995 Bidwell Ranches Bob Blanchard
1996 Les & Jean Fearrien Bill Peters
1997 Abbie & Mark Nelson Herb Holzapfel
1998 Marcus Haney Chris Nelson
1999 Jerry Johnson Marty Williamson
2000 Bruce Orvis Matt Echeverria
2001 Dave Dal Porto Clint Disch
2002 Byrd Cattle Co. Likely Land & Cattle Co.
2003 Silveira Bros. Prather Ranch*
2004 Vintage Angus Jack Ranch
2005 Dismukes Ranch Bob & Suzy Erickson
2006 Donati Ranch Lacey Livestock
2007 Sonoma Mountain Herefords Bengard Ranches
2008 Oakridge Angus Hearst Ranch
2009 Circle Ranch Duane Martin Livestock
2010 Broken Box Ranch Leavitt Lake Ranches
2011 Bianchi Ranch Five Dot Ranch
2012  O’Connell Ranch  N/A
2013  Morrell Ranches  Ken and Jackie McGarva
2014  Bar R Angus  N/A
2015  N/A  N/A
2016  Bentley Ranch
2017 Toledo Ranches
 *donotes international BIF winners

Scenes from the 2018 CBCIA Discover Southern Oregon Tour

Contact

PRESIDENT

Rita McPhee
(209) 607-9719

VICE-PRESIDENT

Ryan Nelson
(916) 804-6861

SECRETARY

Celeste Settrini
(831) 320-1527
Board, advisors, & past presidents contact information

CBCIA Membership

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