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.

Objective

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.

Mission

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

History

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

Activities

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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Due to scheduling issues at the New Mexico State Fair, the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association is unable to hold their annual Junior Showmanship Contest at the Fair.

While this is regrettable, the NMCGA remains committed to their Junior members and arrangements have been made to hold a contest at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. The contest will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Roswell.  The showmanship will start immediate following the Heifer and Steer Show.  The NMCGA / New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Calf Scramble will be held that same afternoon/evening.

NMCGA will likely donate the buckles for the Southern New Mexico State Fair Beef Showmanship Contest. More news on that will be available soon.

If you have already sent your entries in for the State Fair, they can either be returned to you, applied to the Eastern contest or applied to your Junior membership dues.

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.

Purina Mills’ Scholarship Deadline & Showmanship Contest Rapidly Approaching

November 5, 2018, is the deadline to apply for the annual scholarships awarded by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC).

“We are pleased to be able to offer these scholarships once again, and appreciate Purina Mills and our Allied Industries Committee making it possible,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay.  “We have some great young people in New Mexico agriculture, and want help them as much as possible as they look to the future.” 

The $1,000 Purina Mills scholarship will be awarded to a New Mexico student who is a member of the NMCGA, the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association, or the child of an NMCGA member.  Graduating high school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the award.  In addition, the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee and the Allied Industries Committee will also be presenting two $500 scholarships – one to a high school senior and one to a continuing college student – at this same time.

“College can be very expensive for students and their families.  We are pleased to be able to offer these scholarships and encourage all eligible students to apply,” Sidwell said.  “We want to help NMCGA members and their families continue their education and hopefully return to the agriculture business.”

The three scholarships will be presented to the top three applicants during the Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 3rd through December 8th at the Sandia Resort & Casino.

Due to scheduling issues at the New Mexico State Fair, the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association is unable to hold their annual Junior Showmanship Contest at the Fair.

While this is regrettable, the NMCGA remains committed to their Junior members and arrangements have been made to hold a contest at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. The contest will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Roswell.  The showmanship will start immediate following the Heifer and Steer Show.  The NMCGA / New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Calf Scramble will be held that same afternoon/evening.

NMCGA will likely donate the buckles for the Southern New Mexico State Fair Beef Showmanship Contest. More news on that will be available soon.

If you have already sent your entries in for the State Fair, they can either be returned to you, applied to the Eastern contest or applied to your Junior membership dues.

Resources & Forms

Scholarship Application

 

Drought has once again hit a large part of New Mexico.  Producers will be looking for pasture for their herds to graze.  Or maybe there is a young person looking to get into the agricultural business and all they need is some pasture to run on and a strong mentor.

By supporting a new or expanding agriculture business will you can help boost your local economy.   You can help a beginning or experienced rancher overcome one of the biggest obstacles – access to land – by leasing your productive ranch land.  A lease agreement can also provide a source of income and help with the carrying cost of your land.

NMCGA is working to connect producers who have land available for lease and producers who are seeking land to lease.  To create a listing please fill out the “Land Listing Form” and send to the NMCGA office.

Click Here for PDF Form to Print Out.

Please fill out this form and return to nmcga@nmagriculture.org or

P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM 87194.

Remember to print clearly so we will be able to read your form for your listing.

 

 Click Here to access a Fillable PDF Form.

Please access this form online and  fill it out. It will be returned to us upon completion via the online application. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Mike Corn - 2018 Sheepman of the Year

    Mike Corn - 2018 Sheepman of the Year

    (l to r) Mike Corn, Punk Cooper, Tom Sidwell
  • Punk Cooper - NMWGI Immediate Past President

    Punk Cooper - NMWGI Immediate Past President

    Punk Cooper, exiting NMWGI president receives gift from incoming president Bronson Corn (l to r) Punk Cooper, Bronson Corn
  • Joe Bill Nunn- 2017 Cattleman of the Year

    Joe Bill Nunn- 2017 Cattleman of the Year

    (l to r) (back) Shacey Sullivan, Beverly Merritt, Rex Wilson, (front row) Wynn, Lauren, and Joe Bill Nunn, Mitch Selking, Al Porter, both with Farm Credit of New Mexico and CoBank; Michelle, Justin, Kelsey and Tristen Nunn.
  • Makayla Andrews - 2017 Purina Mills Scholarship Winner

    Makayla Andrews - 2017 Purina Mills Scholarship Winner

    Makayla Andrews accepts her scholarship award from Denton Dowell, Young Cattlemen's Leadership Committee (YCLC) Chairman.
  • Carolyn Chance- 2017 Cowbelle Woman of the Year Award

    Carolyn Chance- 2017 Cowbelle Woman of the Year Award

  • Ray Keller - 2017 Ayundando Siempre Alli Award Winner

    Ray Keller - 2017 Ayundando Siempre Alli Award Winner

    Ray Keller (left) accepts his award from former NMCGA President Pat Boone.
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  • YCLC
  • King Memorial
  • Eppers Memorial
  • Ayudando
  • Ranch Family
  • COY

YCLC Scholarship

  • Makayla Andrews, Peralta
  • Kellan Bennett, Hope
  • Kasyn Creighton,Elida
  • John Davis, Springer
  • YCLC Showmanship

  • Bailey Waldrop, Moriarty
  • Kaydens Koenig, Mesilla Park
  • Cabree Mullins, Aztec
  • 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
  • 2016, Donna Irwin, Deming
  • 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
  • 2016, Gordon Meeks, Santa Fe
  • 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
  • 2017, Manzano Angus Ranches – The Gardner Family, Yeso
  • 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
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