Nov 07 2017

2017 Joint Stockmen’s Convention

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.

Nov 07 2017

Christmas Cowboy Style!

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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Nov 02 2017

November 15 Deadline for PRF Program

November 15 Sales Closing Date Approaches for Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Program

New Mexico producers are reminded of the November 15 sales closing date for the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Program, administered by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA).

The PRF program has become widely used by New Mexico producers in recent years. In fact, for 2017, the PRF Program covers over $84M in liability across more than 7M New Mexico acres.

The PRF program is an area-based plan of insurance designed to give forage and livestock producers the ability to buy protection for losses of forage produced for haying and/or grazing. The program is based on a rainfall index approach for determining losses and triggering indemnities. The flexible program allows producers to personalize their policy by choosing at least two specific 2-month coverage intervals, a coverage level between 70 to 90 percent, and a productivity factor anywhere between 60 and 150 percent of the county base value. When applying for coverage, producers will also need to allocate the percentage of the total value for their operation. Program payment are not based on individual rain gauges or on a single local weather station.

Online tools are available to assist producers in determining how well the PRF program correlated with their past forage production. Specifically, history for each grid and interval across covered areas can be accessed using decision support tools found on RMA’s PRF web page ( The tools allow producers to see which years and coverage periods would have paid indemnities in past years based on hypothetical coverage levels in selected grids. Producers are strongly encouraged to use the available tools to help make purchase and coverage level decisions. Not all acres that are grazed need to be insured, but producers must have an insurable interest in the acres covered. An insurable interest, defined as the right to graze the property, must be documented.

The PRF Program is available in the 48 contiguous states. Interested producers are encouraged to visit with their crop insurance agent to learn additional program details. An agent locator tool is also available on the RMA website (

To speak with a rancher who has analyzed and purchased this product, producers are encouraged to contact Brett Crosby, President of Wyoming-based Custom Ag Solutions (CAS), and Wyoming cow calf operator who is well versed in the complex risk management decisions facing livestock producers. Crosby can be reached at 307-548-9636.

Custom Ag Solutions works with RMA and other partner organizations to educate producers about risk management and Federal crop insurance programs. More information about Federal crop insurance programs, including RMA’s Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Program, can be found at the RMA website, To receive information by mail, call CAS at 877-227-8094.  USDA, RMA, and CAS are equal opportunity providers.

Oct 27 2017

YCLC Scholarship

The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee is proud to offer four (4) scholarships to graduating High School Seniors or college undergraduates.

This is up from three (3) last year thanks to Purina and Purina dealers!

 Scholarships offered include:

 $1,500 Purina Scholarship

$1,500 Purina Dealer Scholarship

$500 NMCGA Allied Industry Committee Scholarship

$500 NMCGA Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee


 Get those applications in NOW!!!

 Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2017 or received via email at by 11:59 p.m. (MDT) on November 1, 2017


Download Application here.

Resources & Forms

Scholarship Form 

Oct 17 2017

Cattle Growers to Meet in Belen

Here’s The Moos….                 For Immediate Release / October 17, 2017

From the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association

P.O. Box 7517 / Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194                                   

Cattle Growers to Meet in Belen

Central New Mexico farmers and ranchers are invited to join members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (NMCGA) for the Central New Mexico Ranch Day on Saturday, October 21, at 8:30 a.m. at Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction, 19543 Highway 314 in Belen.

Saturday’s meeting is open to anyone interested in the cattle industry, whether or not they are Association members, said NMCGA President Pat Boone, Elida.  “I am looking forward to seeing and learning more about agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley, and appreciate these men and women who are willing to have us come visit their operations,” Boone said.  “This will be a great opportunity to meet and visit with producers, hear their concerns and issues, and let them know more about the Association”

Host Charlie Myers, Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction, and Boone will welcome the group at 9 a.m., followed by a discussion of the impact of the auction market on New Mexico ranchers.  Later in the morning, as part of presentation on Bio Security, the group will participate in a Bio Security Training Exercise, which will continue to update throughout the day.  John Wenzel, D.V.M., with New Mexico State University, will also train the group on Beef Quality Assurance.

The group will move to 4 Daughters Land and Cattle for lunch and an update on issues impacting the livestock industry from the NMCGA.  The day will conclude with a tour of area agricultural facilities.  

“Coming together to talk about current issues, problems and ideas can benefit us all,” Boone said.  “We hope local ranchers will come spend some time with us, learn more about the work of the NMCGA, and give us an idea of what they need and want from the Association.”

Lunch will be served.  For more information, or to reserve a seat, please contact the NMCGA office at or (505) 247­-0584.


For further information, contact:  Caren Cowan

505.247.0584 phone / email

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