Membership Information

BCIA Structure

Alabama BCIA is a non-profit organization of persons, firms, partnerships and corporations in Alabama who are engaged in the production and marketing of seedstock or commercial beef cattle. BCIA was formed in 1964 and cooperates with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) under a formal agreement.   BCIA is guided by a board of directors made of seedstock and commercial beef producers, Alabama industry leaders and Auburn University and ACES professionals.

BCIA Purposes

  • To promote the use of performance records as a tool for within herd improvement of production efficiency and quality.
  • To provide a total herd performance evaluation program for Alabama producers.
  • To emphasize economically important traits in beef cattle that can be improved through selection and culling programs based on records.
  • To emphasize the importance of good management practices in breeding, feeding, health and marketing programs.

Membership Application

Download the BCIA Membership Application listed below.  Fill out the application and mail in with your dues to become a member. The focus and herd size of your cattle operation will determine the amount of annual membership dues.

BCIA Bylaws

The current bylaws of the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) are available for our members' information. These by-laws can be downloaded as listed below.

BCIA Producer of the Year Applications

Nominations are called for and accepted annually for the BCIA Purebred Producer of the Year and BCIA Commercial Producer of the Year.  Nominations can be submitted by county cattlemen's associations, county farmers federation groups, state breed associations and ACES Animal Science and Forage Team members.  All applicants must be a current member of Alabama BCIA. Applications can be downloaded as listed below.