Our Mission and Purpose

Virginia BCIA is an organization designed to carry out the following purposes:

    1. To foster the improvement of beef cattle in Virginia through breeding methods, improved management practices, and improved fees and feeding methods. Major emphasis shall be placed on traits of economic importance, such as weaning weight, ability to gain rapidly after weaning, yearling weight, efficient feed conversion, desirable type conformation, regular reproduction, longevity, and carcass merit.
    2. To carry on educational and promotional work in connection with the production of improved beef cattle.

Today, these purposes are carried out through the conduct of the state bull test program and sales, along with association engagement in educational programming and industry leadership.

For More Information about the History of BICA, please visit: The “History of the VA Beef Cattle Improvement Association” compiled by Dr. A. L. (Ike) Eller, Jr.


2023 BCIA Board of Directors

Cory Aker, 2024- Large Breeds
Dennis Pearson, 2024- At Large                          President
Andy Ward, 2024- Commercial
Nathan Cline, 2025- Large Breeds
Kevin Fleenor, 2025- At Large
Blake Hopkins, 2025- Commercial                       Vice President
Farrell Jones, 2025- At Large
Mike DeHaven, 2026- At Large
Randy Leech, 2026- Angus
Matthew Lucas, 2026- At Large                            Secretary/Treasurer

John Currin – Technical Director
Norm Vincel- Technical Director

Scott Greiner- Educational Advisor