WHEN AND WHY WAS THE CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOUNDED?
The ACA was founded on January 4, 1944, in Demopolis with the intention to create a working Cattlemen’s Association for the benefit and protection of all cattlemen in Alabama.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 9
HOW MANY MEMBERS DOES THE ACA HAVE?
10,000-plus on an annual basis. The ACA is proud to maintain one of the top three memberships among Cattlemen’s Associations across the nation.
HOW DOES THE ACA BENEFIT ITS MEMBERSHIP?
The association serves as a watchdog in policy matters such as animal well-being, tax and property rights, environmental regulation and government overreach. The association has a foundation that awards more than $65,000 in scholarships each year through the sale of the Cowboy vanity car tag and several, generous endowment families. Members of the association have access to 15 member benefits, ranging from equipment to hotel and restaurant discounts. Members also receive the Alabama Cattleman magazine each month and have access to a resourceful staff in Montgomery committed to serving as a one-stop shop for your cattle and beef questions through the website, on social media or on a quick phone call.
WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THE MOOSEUM AND WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?
Since opening its doors in 1995, The MOOseum has been the premier venue for children and adults alike to learn more about Alabama’s beef cattle industry. The MOOseum is designed to offer those of all ages a pasture-to-plate experience in order to understand how beef cattle are raised and how beef is part of a nutritious lifestyle. The MOOseum also strives to display the unique role that the cattle industry has played throughout Alabama history and how beef cattle affect the lives of all, not only in the pasture or on the plate, but through their many, unique by-products. We are excited that 2019 will introduce a major renovation project to update the sights, sounds and features of The MOOseum in order to bring a new and exciting experience to those visiting this free spot. It is also important to note that the ACA is the only Cattlemen’s Association across the nation that is home to a children’s educational facility about beef cattle.
201 S Bainbridge Street