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PURPOSE & OBJECTIVE

The purposes for which the Association is organized are to advance and protect the cattle industry of New Mexico, work toward solutions of cattle industry problems, promote the well being of the industry, provide an official and united voice on issues of importance to the cattle producers and feeders, and to create and maintain an economic climate that will provide members of the Association the opportunity to obtain optimum return on their investments within the free enterprise system. ​

History

The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association was established in 1914 to assist livestock producers in the State of New Mexico. Since that time, the Association has worked to ensure that the rights of livestock producers are protected. Over its 100 year history, the Association has served the livestock industry faithfully. That tradition continues today. Today NMCGA has members in all 33 of New Mexico’s Counties as well as some 19 other states.

Mission

The purpose of the Association is to advance and protect the cattle industry of New Mexico; work toward solutions of industry problems, promote the well being of the industry; provide an official and united voice on issues of importance to the cattle producers and feeders; and create and maintain an economic climate that will provide members of the Association the opportunity to obtain optimum return on their investment.

Activities

Today’s Association is heavily involved in many activities to promote and protect the livestock industry in New Mexico and across the West. NMCGA provides numerous learning opportunities annually, including the Cattlemen’s College and participation in the New Mexico State University Short Course. The Association also understands that it is the youth of today that will emerge as the leaders of tomorrow. This is why the Association dedicated a committee to the younger generation, the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee and the Junior Cattle Growers’ Association.

Scholarships

The Association in conjunction with Purina Mills, the Allied Industries Committee and the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee offer a total of four scholarships, three undergraduate and one graduate award. For more information on criteria and deadlines, please contact the NMCGA office.

Committees

To see a complete list of committees     CLICK HERE    

Meetings

NMCGA holds several meeting year round and all around New Mexico including

    • Annual meeting held in December in Albuquerque.
    • Mid Year meeting held every summer in June on a rotation between North & South
    • Legislative and Fall Board of Director Meetings
    • Fall meeting held in Albuquerque
    • Legislative meeting held in Santa Fe
    • Spring and Fall Regional Meetings held with each region