Friday, November 27, 2015

Online Store Holiday Shopping

It’s Black Friday which means Christmas shopping is underway! Avoid the cold weather and crowds while still getting great deals on Christmas gifts! That’s what we like to call a win-win. Visit our online store at for ACA apparel, Montana Silversmith jewelry, Arthur Court serving dishes, belt buckles, books and much more! And don’t forget, members get 20% off any store purchases! Make this Christmas merry with gifts from the ACA!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day from the Beef People! Today we are thankful for the cattlemen and the role they play in feeding the world, the ACA members who are the very lifeblood of our Association and for our favorite protein, beef! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What's Going On Wednesday: November 25, 2015

It's certainly getting chilly out there, folks! 
Hay bales are hitting the ground to feed cattle as holiday feasts hit tables to feed families. Summer sunshine turns into winter frost. Green pastures turn into range pellets, and short-sleeved shirts are traded for long johns. It's that magical time of year when calves are born daily and sunrises are viewed through the windshield of a feed truck. That's right, wintertime is quickly approaching. 

What your ACA staff is most excited about, however, is that holiday season means roast season, and as soon as the holidays are past us, we get to buckle down for Convention and the SLE Rodeo! As this short, holiday week comes to a close today, there's not much to cover but see #What'sGoingOn with the staff this week. 

Scholarships, Get Your Scholarships!

The beef industry in Alabama does more than produce a high-quality protein for people all over the world to enjoy. It even helps send young adults to college! The Alabama Cattlemen's Foundation awards more than $50,000 in scholarships each year at the ACA Convention. Several of these scholarships are funded through private donations to the Alabama Cattlemen's Foundation while many are funded through the sale of the "Cowboy Tag" license plate. Applications must be mailed on or before Dec.1! More information and applications for ACF's scholarships are available at

ACA Convention and Trade Show

Save the dates for the ACA Convention and Trade Show to be held Feb. 26-27, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Birmingham. Senator Richard Shelby will greet attendees and Dr. Kim Stackhouse from NCBA will be discussing everyone's favorite buzz word- sustainability! 

Join us for a great producer education and networking opportunity!

SLE Rodeo

SLE Rodeo is March 17-19, 2016 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Ala. Save the date and be on the lookout for ticket orders to open on all platforms on December 10. There's FIVE easy ways to get your tickets:
  1. Print the 2016 Rodeo Ticket Order Form and mail to us at 201 South Bainbridge Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
  2. Call 1-888-2RODEO2
  3. Purchase at the Alabama Cattlemen’s building or the Garrett Coliseum
  4. Purchase online at Ticket Master
  5. Purchase at your local Publix stores

The Sweet Young'Uns will be performing for Friday night's Dancin' in the Dirt concert, and the Saturday night band is still in the works! Most excitingly, we are pleased to welcome Pro Rodeo master comedian Lecile Harris to the SLE Rodeo stage as he celebrates his 60th year of performing as a rodeo clown! In celebration of this event, Lecile has released an autobiography titled Lecile: This Ain't My First Rodeo. Buy it today at the Cattlemen's Building! 

This year's rodeo is bound for great family fun! Join us!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Beefy Turkey Day Side Dish

Beef up your Thanksgiving dinner with this elegant #TastyTuesday side dish recipe! It will have you craving beef...even on Turkey Day! Turkey may get to be the centerpiece on this holiday, but add some zing to that plate with beef! Get this recipe and many more like it at

Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Time: 40-50 minutes
Makes 36-40 mushrooms


  • 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 36 to 40 small button or cremini mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend
  • Minced fresh chives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove and reserve stems from mushrooms. Season mushroom caps with salt; set aside. Mince stems to yield 1/2 cup; discard remaining stems.
  2. Combine Ground Beef, minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons chives and steak seasoning. Spoon beef mixture evenly into mushrooms.
  3. Place stuffed mushrooms on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 375°F oven 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Movie Monday: Beef Girl in Action

We show you pictures of the Beef Girl working her magic in front of the camera all the time, but how about a video? This week’s #MovieMonday features ACA’s very own Erin Beasley as she works her magic with chili on the Bon Appetit cooking segment from Time of Your Life! Some beefy chili is just the ticket to warm up these chilly days! Check it out: