Spirit of Alabama BCIA Award
Richard Dyar, March 18, 2019
American Angus Board of Directors
Alabama BCIA Announces Spirit of BCIA Award Recipient
Clanton, Ala. – The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) recently awarded Richard Dyar of Dyar Angus in Crossville with the 2017 Spirit of BCIA Award at the Alabama BCIA 2018 Annual Meeting held in Huntsville on March 10.
Richard Dyar has been involved in the Alabama cattle industry in many facets for over 40 years. He exemplifies commitment to Alabama BCIA performance principles and has promoted Alabama BCIA in each level of his involvement within the beef cattle industry in Alabama and across the southeast. He is a native of DeKalb County and a graduate of Auburn University and Western Kentucky University. Dyar Angus produces performance Angus seedstock with numerous years of participation in BCIA bull evaluations and consignment sales, earning top bull honors and producing top selling bulls.
Richard Dyar served as a regional representative for the American Angus Association across 4 southeastern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, where he routinely recognized and promoted Alabama BCIA. Mr. Dyar served as President of Alabama BCIA in 2007, and as President of the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation from 2007 to 2016, where he was a primary originator of the foundation and its efforts.
The Spirit of BCIA Award is in honorable memory of Jamie Cates, past BCIA Vice-President, and Jamey Clary, former Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent and BCIA member, and the spirit in which they both actively supported Alabama BCIA. This award recognizes and honors a member who exemplify the commitment to BCIA performance principles and who has sought to promote the BCIA program. This spirit of leading by example and the drive to cheerfully help others represents how Jamie Cates and Jamey Clary both served BCIA and their fellow cattlemen.
The Alabama BCIA is a non-profit organization seeking to promote, educate and facilitate the use of performance data, record keeping and marketing opportunities to improve the Alabama cattle industry. Formed in 1964, BCIA cooperates with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System of Auburn University under a formal agreement.
For more information, please contact:
Michelle Elmore, Alabama BCIA
Extension Animal Scientist/Beef Cattle Improvement
(205) 646-0115, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Extension Animal Scientist
Angus Elects New Board Officers, Members
The American Angus Association welcomes breed leaders to serve its 25,000 members.
The American Angus Association® announced officers and directors elected to its
Board of Directors during the 133rd Annual Convention of Delegates in Indianapolis,
Ind. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are: Richard Dyar, Crossville,
Ala.; Dave Hinman, Malta, Mont.; Alan Miller, Gridley, Ill.; Jonathan Perry, Fayetteville,
Tenn.; and Barry Pollard, Waukomis, Okla.
Newly elected board members:
Elected to his first three-year term, Richard Dyar has been a life member of the
American Angus Association for 42 years. Richard and his family own and operate Dyar
Angus Farm near Crossville, Ala., where they calve 60-70 registered-Angus cows
annually. Richard joined the American Angus Association staff Nov. 1, 1978, serving as
regional manager for 35 years. He proudly served breeders in Alabama, Arkansas,
Louisiana and Mississippi.
2016 High Cotton Bull Sale
Alabama Angus Association 2016 Officers and Board of Directors
Alabama Angus Association 2015 Officers and Board of Directors
2014 Alabama Angus Spring Sale
DA Blackbird 750 22 (lot 20) won grand champion cow-calf pair. Dyar Angus, Crossville, consigned the August 2012 daughter of Coleman Regis 904. A fancy heifer calf sired by S A V Brilliance completed the winning pair. Lot 20 was purchased by CK Cattle, Hope Hull, and 20A by TRM, Fort Payne. Pictured left: John Starnes, Richard Dyar and George Richburg, President
2014 Alabama Angus Fall Sale
Richard Dyar and Scott Bonds, President
DA Enchantress BB 88 131 (Lot 13) won Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair. Dyar Angus, Crossville, consigned the September 2011 daughter of DA Total Design 66 926. A fancy heifer calf sired by SAV Brilliance completed the winning pair. Lot 13 was purchased by Gary Jamerson, Rossville, TN.
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Tornado recovery from Alabama-based Richard Dyar, the Angus Foundation's innovative new cull cow program, and the ROV show season.