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.
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 2016 if you want it to run.
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.
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.
Alisa herself noted in one of the countless speeches she delivers across the country, “Many days we wonder if we are gaining ground in our quest to improve the rangeland. As we drive and ride across the pasture, the list of ‘to do’ projects is far greater than the ‘got done’ list. Although our ranch is small, my son is the sixth generation to have a hand in it. My hope is that someday, he will want to continue the legacy of his family.”
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.
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
Bill King Family – 2015 Ranch Family of the Year
Back row: Josh Caldes, Jenny Caldes, Anthony Thompson, Stacy King, Lance Pennington, D'Nette Wood, Bill King, Abby Spindle, Tom Spindle, Becky King-Spindle, Jordan Spindle, Brendan Lockmiller. Front: Lincoln Caldes, Charli Spindle, Cash Spindle.
Shelly Hathorn - 2015 Cowbelle of the Year Award
CowBelle President Anita Hand presented the CowBelle of the Year Award to Shelly Hathorn. Hathorn has long been the driving force for the Beef Ambassador Contest. New Mexico has one of the five National Beef Ambassadors again this year.
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.
Christmas Shopping at 2015 Joint Stockmen's Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Happy Cowboy Christmas shoppers (l to r) Bill and Carol Alexander, Hillsboro, and Becky and Brad Christmas, Wagon Mound.
Hayden Randall, Taos
Kylie Daugherty, Fort Sumner
Kacy Drummond, Reserve
Amy Gardner, La Mesa
Kindal Smith, Logan and Kenzie Bequette, Fort Sumner
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
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