Farm Credit

N.M. Cattlegrowers' Association

Voice of the beef industry in New Mexico since 1914. Members in 32 counties and 19 states, representing cattlemen from the Roundhouse in Santa Fe to the halls of Congress. Wherever the arena - regulatory, statutory or the courts - NMCGA is there.


Advancing and protecting the cattle industry of New Mexico, working toward solutions for cattle industry problems, & providing an official and united voice on issues of importance to the cattle producers and feeders.


Advancing & protecting the cattle industry of New Mexico; promoting the well being of the industry; creating & maintaining an economic climate, providing members of the Association opportunity to obtain optimum return on their investment.
Photo by Connie Mitchell at Singleton Ranches


The NMCGA, established in 1914 to assist livestock producers in the state of New Mexico, has worked faithfully to ensure their rights are protected over its 100 year history. That tradition continues today with members in 20 states and all 33 New Mexico counties.
Photo by Connie Mitchell at Singleton Ranches


Cattlemen’s College, New Mexico State University Short Course, Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee, & the Jr. Cattle Growers’ Association are some of the activities the NMCGA is involved with & supports emerging industry leaders.
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The 2017 Joint Stockmen’s Convention (JSC) will be held November 30 to December 3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pre-registration Deadline November 15, 2017. No refunds.

Make your reservations early! A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza for a limited time at $81 plus tax per night. To make reservations call 1-866-384-4934. Ask for Joint Stockmen’s rate.

A limited amount of meal tickets will be sold at the convention, so please purchase tickets in advance.

2017 Convention Schedule

2017 Mail-in Registration Form

Please visit our store to register online.


Convention Speakers:


 Dr. Rolando Flores, NMSU College of ACES

Greg Hanes, Asst. VP International Marketing & Programs, USME

Frank Falen, Cheyenne, Wyoming



Cindy Buckmaster, PhD, CMAR, RLATG
Dr. Buckmaster is an active and passionate advocate for animal welfare and biomedical progress. She speaks regularly on the necessary role animals play in biomedical progress we continue to demand for ourselves and our animals and she educates audiences internationally about the highly trained Laboratory Animal Science professionals who have dedicated their lives to caring work with research animals and to the animal and human beneficiaries of the results of their work. Dr. Buckmaster completed her doctoral degree in Neurobiology and Behavior at SUNY Stony Brook, and is the Director of the research animal care program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She serves on the boards of several research advocacy and professional organizations, including the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, Americans for Medical Progress and the Texas Society for Biomedical Research. She writes a monthly public outreach column in the journal Lab Animal. Dr. Buckmaster is committed to educating the public on the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights and believes, wholeheartedly, that animals and people cannot survive without each other: she will draw her final breath defending the human-animal bond.


Event:   “CHRISTMAS . . . Cowboy Style!”

Event Date: Friday, December 1, 2017     

Event Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Tickets: $50 single ticket, $70 a couple.

Tickets available at the Registration Desk at the 2017 Joint Stockmen’s Convention or Call 505-247-0584

Activities: LIVE WESTERN MUSIC—New Mexico’s own, Double Shot

LIVE AUCTION—Randy Summers-Auctioneer Extraordinaire

FOOD STATIONS—Enjoy a variety of tasty offerings

Call TODAY to reserve your tickets 505-247-0584

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  • Rex Wilson - 2017 Cattleman of the Year

    (l to r) Bert Ancell, Kendall & Kelsie, Jessica & Justus, Carol & Rex Wilson, Scott Shafer, Marshal Wilson, Mitch Selking, Julie Wilbanks, Al Porter
  • 2016 NMBC Beef Backer Award

    NMSU Youth Ranch Managment Camp Named NMBC Beef Backer Award Winner (l to r) Leigh Anne Mares, Jack Blanford, Dean Rolando Flores, Sonja Jo Serna, Steve Lucero, Alicia Sanchez, Beef Council Chairman, Sid Gordon, Patrick Torres, Sam Smallidge, Josh Boyd, March Ward, Tome Dean, and John Boren
  • Isaiah Parrish - 2016 YCLC Novice Showmanship Winner

    (l to r) Isaiah Parrish, Portales, receives his Novice Showmanship Buckle from Young Cattlemen's Leadership Committee Chairman Denton Dowel & NMCGA President Pat Boone
  • Mia Encinas - 2016 YCLC Juinor Showmanship Winner

    (l to r) Mia Encinas, Clayton, recieves her Junior Showmanship Buckle from Young Cattlemen's Committee Chairman Denton Dowell & NMCGA President Pat Boone
  • Jordan Spindle - 2016 Purnina Mills Scholarship Winner

    (l to r) Gary Creighton, Purina Mills; Jordan Spindle, scholarship recipient; Pat Boone, NMCGA President, & Denton Dowell, Young Cattlemen's Leadership Committee Chairman
  • 2016 NMSU Youth Ranch Management Camp Winning Team

    (l to r) Clara Maxam, Hayden Randall, Cooper Autrey, and Jack Blandford. Not pictured: Raquel Weatherley and Spring Flowers.
  • Willa Stone - 2017 Cowbelle Woman of the Year Award

    (l to r) Ken Brinson, Gail Brinson, Kimberly Stone, Ashley Ivins, Willa Stone, Charlene Worrell, Eleck Stone, and Betsy Peralta.
  • Otero Cowbelles - 2015 Top Volunteer Cowbelle Award Winner

    2016 CowBelle President Anita Hand presented the Top Volunteer Award to the Otero County CowBelles (l to r) Barbara Wagner, Anita Hand, Jean Lee, and Estelle Bond.
  • Farm Credit - 2015 Ayundando Siempre Alli Award Winner

    (l to r) NMCGA President Jose Varela Lopez; Farm Credit leadership Shacey Sullivan; Beverly Gabaldon; Al Porter, CEO; Larry Williamson, Price Carter and Mitch Selking
  • Woods Houghton - 2015 Bruce & Alice King Service Memorial Award

    Eddy County Cooperative Extension Agent Woods Houghton received the Bruce and Alice King Service Award from Jose Varela Lopez.
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  • YCLC
  • King Memorial
  • Eppers Memorial
  • Ayudando
  • Ranch Family
  • COY

YCLC Scholarship

  • Jordan Spindle, Moriarty
  • YCLC Showmanship

  • Isaiah Parrish,Portales
  • Mia Encinas, Clayton
  • Bailey Rhea Smith, Logan
  • Past Bruce & Alice King Service Memorial Award Winners

  • 2009, Chuck Stocks, Albuquerque
  • 2010, Frank DuBois, Las Cruces
  • 2011, Linda Davis, Cimarron
  • 2012, Timothy Jennings, Roswell
  • 2012, Andy Nunez, Hatch
  • 2013, David Abbey, Santa Fe
  • 2014, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
  • 2015, Woods Houghton, Carlsbad
  • Past Bud Eppers Memorial “Bud’s Contract” Award Winners

  • 2001 Frank DuBois, Las Cruces
  • 2002 John Fowler, Ph.D. Las Cruces
  • 2003 Howard Hutchinson Glenwood
  • 2004 Ron White, Monticello
  • 2005 Caren Cowan, Albuquerque
  • 2006 Karen Budd-Falen, Cheyenne, WY
  • 2007 Chris Allison, Mesilla Park
  • 2008 Mike Casabonne, Hope
  • 2009 Lewis Derrick, Artesia
  • 2010 Alice Eppers, Roswell
  • 2011 Nick Ashcroft, Las Cruces
  • 2012 Dr. Jerry Schickedanz, Las Cruces
  • 2013 Dr. Sam Smallidge, Las Cruces
  • 2014 Laura Schneberger, Winston
  • 2015 Les Owens, Las Cruces
  • 2016 Jeff Witte, Las Cruces
  • Past Ayudando Siempre Alli Award Winners

  • 1994, Governor Bruce & Mrs. Alice King, Stanley
  • 1995, Huling “Jupe” Means, Buckhorn
  • 1996, G. B. Oliver, III, Alamoogordo
  • 1997, George Clark, Albuquerque
  • 1998, G. X. McSherry, Deming
  • 1999, Howard Hutchinson, Santa Fe
  • 2000, Rachel Thomas, Huachua City, AZ
  • 2001, Dr. Steve England, Edgewood
  • 2002, Joan Park, Capitan
  • 2003, Karen Budd-Falen, Cheyenne, WY
  • 2004, Chuck Stocks, Albuquerque
  • 2005, Joe Delk, Mesilla
  • 2006, Joe Stell, Carlsbad
  • 2007, Laurie Schneberger, Winston
  • 2008, Tim Cox, Bloomfield
  • 2009, Jeff Witte, Las Cruces
  • 2010, Larry Dominguez, Las Cruces
  • 2011, Andrea Buzzard, Santa Fe
  • 2012, Clint Harden, Clovis
  • 2013, Dennis Bridgers, Rio Rancho
  • 2014, New Mexico Cowbelles
  • 2015, Farm Credit of New Mexico
  • Past Ranch Families of the Year

  • 2000, Tequesquite Ranch, Albert, NM
  • 2001, T4 Ranch, Tucumcari, NM
  • 2002, Bell Ranch Bell Ranch, NM
  • 2003, Lee Ross Hammond Family, Clovis, NM
  • 2004, Singleton, Elida, NM
  • 2005, The Wilson Family, Carrizozo, NM
  • 2006, The Grau Family, Grady, NM
  • 2007, The Chacon Family, Espanola, NM
  • 2008, The Copeland Family, Nara Vista, NM
  • 2009, Bob Frost Family, San Jon, N
  • 2010, Joe Delk Family, Mesilla Park, NM
  • 2011, Milford Denteclaw Family, Shiprock, NM
  • 2015, Bill King Family, Stanley
  • 2016, Boe Lopez Family, Springer
  • Past Cattleman of the Year Winners

  • 1952, George Ellis, Bell Ranch
  • 1953, George Cureton, Lordsburg
  • 1954, Prof. John Knox, University Park
  • 1955, J.L. Doak, Grenville
  • 1956, Mrs. Linda Lambert, Mosquero
  • 1957, A.B. Cox, Las Cruces
  • 1958, A.D. Brownfield, Deming
  • 1959, George A. Godfrey, Animas
  • 1960, Lee R. Hammond, Clovis
  • 1961, G.W. Evans, Magdalena
  • 1962, Lee S. Evans, Laguna
  • 1963, Albert K. Mitchell, Albert
  • 1964, Marshall Sellman, Albuquerque
  • 1965, Floyd W. Lee, San Mateo
  • 1966, J.C. Neafus, Newkirk
  • 1967, Joe Pankey, Truth or Consequences
  • 1968, Alvin M. Stockton, Raton
  • 1969, Sherwood Culberson, Lordsburg
  • 1970, Noel Rankin, Silver City
  • 1971, W.O. Culbertson, Jr., Las Vegas
  • 1972, George Pendleton, Animas
  • 1973, R.E. Pankey, Truth or Consequences
  • 1974, Fred Daugherty, Clovis
  • 1975, Bill Littrell, Cimarron
  • 1976, J.L. Les Davis, Cimarron
  • 1977, Jasper Koontz, Corrales
  • 1978, Ike Wiggins, Wagon Mound
  • 1979, Jerry Clayton, Lovington
  • 1980, A.F. (Frank) Flint, Bard
  • 1981, Charlie T. Lee, Alamogordo
  • 1982, Von Cain, Mountainair
  • 1983, Dick Snyder, Clayton
  • 1984, Jiggs Dinwiddie, Jal
  • 1984, Tom Lineberry, Kermit, Texas
  • 1985, Edith Pankey, Truth or Consequences
  • 1986, Bob Jones, Crow Flat
  • 1987, Phillip Bidegain, Tucumcari
  • 1988, H.W. (Bud) Eppers, Roswell
  • 1989, Don Hofman, Tucumcari
  • 1990, Linda Davis, Cimarron
  • 1991, Peter T. Mocho, Belen
  • 1992, Felicia Thal, Buena Vista
  • 1993, F.F. (Chano) & Stella Montoya, La Plata
  • 1994, Ben & Jane Cain, Truth or Consequences
  • 1995, Frank Dubois, Las Cruces
  • 1996, Huling Jupe Means, Buckhorn
  • 1997, Rob Cox, Organ
  • 1998, William Humphries, Lindrith
  • 1999, Rusty Tinnin, Bell Ranch
  • 2000, Oliver (Sato)Lee, Mountainair
  • 2001, Bob & Jane Frost, San Jon
  • 2002, Don Cullum, Bakersfield, CA
  • 2003, R.C. (Dick) Manning, Deming
  • 2004, Joe & Vivian Culbertson, Amistad
  • 2005, Jimmy R. Bason, Hillsboro
  • 2006, Phil H. Bidegan, Tucumcari
  • 2007, Gretchen Sammis, Cimarron
  • 2008, Don L Bebo Lee, Alamogordo
  • 2009, Wesley Grau, Grady
  • 2010, Bill King, Stanley
  • 2011, Bob Rickelfs, Cimarron
  • 2012, Bill Sauble, Maxwell
  • 2013, Sterling Spencer, Carrizozo
  • 2014, Alisa Ogden, Loving
  • 2015, Bert Ancell, Wagon Mound
  • 2016, Rex Wilson, Carrizozo
  • The Annual Directory of New Mexico Agriculture


    The New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association has strict policies on the release of contact information for its membership. While the New Mexico Stockman Magazine publishes a Directory issue every July, you are ONLY listed in it IF you fill out the form for your FREE LISTING in the magazine.


    You MUST RENEW your free listing in 2017 if you want it to run.


     Our Vision

    THE GOAL OF BEEF INDUSTRY IMPROVEMENT OF NEW MEXICO To increase and enhance marketing opportunities in the beef industry. Participating members include industry people, state agencies, and friends of the industry.

    Our Industry

    OVER 7,500 NEW MEXICO FAMILIES RAISE CATTLE Sales of cattle contribute nearly $1 billion to New Mexico’s economy, and ranching supports a number of supporting industries, making it a cornerstone of rural economies. Raising healthy cattle and caring for the land they graze is part of our heritage and we are dedicated to the processes and practices that will ensure that it is an integral part of our future. “Through collaboration within the industry and beyond, producers can steward the land, care for their livestock, provide healthy, safe beef for their citizens, and support their families and rural communities.


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