The Limestone County Cattlemen's Association is very involved in our community. Click on the pictures below for more information.
We award prize money to the winners of the Limestone County Beef Cook-Off, then pay all expenses for the winner in each division to participate at the state level. Each teacher who brings contestants to the county cook-off, receives a gift certificate to purchase BEEF for her classroom in order to educate our future consumers on the part BEEF plays in a healthy, balanced diet.
The LCCA supports our local FFA groups by giving cash prizes to the winning team in the Livestock Judging Competition. We also prepare a nutritious BEEF meal for all of the FFA contestants to enjoy.
Each year we present scholarships to children and grandchildren of our members. Since 2001, we have given more than $75,000 to deserving students. The money for these scholarships is raised by our ribeye steak sandwich sales, and also, by holding an auction at our annual meeting. We auction not only cakes, but handmade china, afghans, pictures, and items donated by our sponsors. The scholarships are named each year for people who have helped the Limestone County Cattlemen's Association to remain a strong organization..
For "October is BEEF Month", we feed a local civic group, or club, delicious ribeye steak meals. We do this on a cattle farm. We like to show where BEEF really comes from! Our producers are dedicated to bringing humanely raised, healthy cattle to our consumers.
Since 1997, the LCCA has helped sponsor our local 4th grade classes' trips to the state capitol in Montgomery. While they are there, they must visit our Moo-seum, located in the Alabama Cattlemen's Association building. You can take a virtual tour by going to www.bamabeef.org.
Others things we have done for our community is to hold a can drive to help our local food bank, and helped our members who suffered a loss in the tornados. For being active in our community, we were awarded the Heart of an Eagle from our local Boy Scout organization.
Our website designers were treated to an afternoon on Chad and Stacy Tribble's farm, where they learned how we care for our animals, rode horses, and had a steak supper. This was our way of thanking them, and helping them have a better understanding of how BEEF goes from the farm to their plate!