Nov 14 2019

2019 Joint Stockmen’s Convention Registration

The 2019 Joint Stockmen’s Convention is fast approaching!

The Convention is slated for Tuesday December 10 through Friday December 13.

Committee Meetings will commence Tuesday at 1 pm. Friday morning will be the worship service.

 Click here to Register for the 2019 Joint Stockmen’s Convention


It is not too early to get your hotel reservations and registration made!!!

Call Sandia Resort and Casino at 1-877-272-9199 and ASK for the NM Cattle Growers Association Rate —– DEADLINE for Hotel November 19th



Amendments to 21.30.6 NMAC, Section 8, 9, 11 and 16 are being proposed and are set to be in effect December 31st 2019. See link below for proposed changes to the aforementioned sections. As with all proposed rules, you may send your comments to the following email address:

Document Link with proposed changes:

Nov 08 2019

NEW MEXICO STATE GAME COMMISSION Meeting / November 21 / Roswell

We are working on written comments to submit on the cougar rule and will have them out soon.

We also need a packed room at the meeting. Please go, take your family and friends!!!

While not on this agenda, there is great effort to eliminate the law that was passed in the last few years ago clarifying that streambeds are private property and cannot be trespassed on.

NEW MEXICO STATE GAME COMMISSION / Thursday, November 21, 2019 / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Roswell Game & Fish Office 1615 West College Blvd Roswell, NM 88201

Public testimony and comment:

All those interested in providing oral comments are encouraged to prepare a “Speaker’s Card” for each item on which they will comment. These cards assist the Commission Chair to manage more effective public communication. Comments may be allowed on each item at the Commission Chair’s discretion, regardless of card completion. Those who desire to address the Commission and who claim to represent an organization must provide the following information: the number of members in the organization, frequency of the organization’s meeting and either a signed statement from that organization’s president that states the organization has discussed the topic and approved the position that the representative is presenting, or proof that they are a registered lobbyist for the organization. No props or costumes will be permitted in the meeting room.

AGENDA ITEM NO.11: Subsequent Discussion on the Trapping and Furbearer Rule Presented by Stewart Liley – The Department will have a subsequent discussion on potential amendments to the Trapping and Furbearer Rule.
PUBLIC RULE HEARING OPEN All individuals wishing to provide comment or submit information at the rule making hearing are required to prepare a “Speaker’s Card” and sign in on the “Sign in Sheet” for the specific Hearing Item for each item on which they will provide comment on prior to commencement of the hearing item. Individuals must state their name and any relevant affiliation for the record and to be recognized before presenting by the hearing officer. The individual providing information or comment at the hearing may be questioned by the hearing officer or other members of the Commission.
HEARING ITEM NO. 2a (Informational):
Rule Making Hearing on the Final Bear and Cougar Rule – 19.31.11 NMAC. Presented by Stewart Liley – The Department will present the final Bear and Cougar Rule (19.31.11 NMAC) which has a 4 year cycle and will expire on March 31, 2020.


AGENDA ITEM NO. 12: General Public Comments (Comments Limited to 2 Minutes per speaker and overall General Public Comments limited to a total of 30 minutes. At the conclusion of 30 minutes, General Public Comment will end. Individuals may only make comment during one of the two scheduled Public Comment items.)

Click Here for full meeting agenda  
Oct 18 2019

Absentee & Early Voting Is Open

Absentee & Early Voting

For November 2019 Election is open!!!

Absentee voting by mail or in person

Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person at their local County Clerk’s office or an early voting location prior to Election Day. No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. You may now visit to request an absentee ballot, find an early voting location, and more! Request an Absentee Ballot Absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 5, 2020 for the General Election. Request an absentee ballot by filling out an application and returning it to your local County Clerk. Applications can be obtained by:
  • Fill out an application online by Clicking Here
  • Contacting your County Clerk’s Officein person, phone, mail or email
  • Downloading an Absentee Ballot Application hereand mailing it or hand delivering it to your County Clerk’s Office
    • Absentee ballot requests through the Secretary of State’s website for the 2020 general election will be accepted until 11:59PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
    • Voters can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election from their county clerk through Friday, October 30, 2020. Requests must be made by this deadline in order for the absentee ballot to be mailed by the appropriate county clerk in a timely manner.
    • NOTE: All county clerks in New Mexico will provide early voting on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Because of the nature of postal delivery, the Secretary of State encourages any voter considering making an absentee ballot request on Friday, October 30, 2020, to consider voting in-person during early voting hours on Saturday, October 31, 2020, or to vote in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.  A ballot will be sent to voters who have properly filled out the application.  If the application was not completed correctly, a notification with the reason why the application was not accepted will be sent within 24 hours of receipt of the application. If you do not receive the absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than Monday, November 2, 2020. Request an Accessible Absentee Ballot For the first time in New Mexico, absentee voting has expanded to be more accessible.  Absentee ballots have been designed so that a voter who is blind or visually impaired may independently use their own nonvisual or low-vision technology to mark their ballot.
  • Fill out an application online by CLICKING HERE.
  • An email address is required for delivery of the electronic absentee ballot.
  • Please read and complete the certification document required to provide the electronic absentee ballot.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.  A ballot will be emailed to voters who have properly filled out the application and an official return envelope will be mailed and must be used to return the absentee ballot. If you do not receive an email with absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than the Monday, November 2, 2020. Return an Absentee Ballot All absentee ballots may be returned to the County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Election Day. Military or Overseas Voters – Please click here to find further information Early Voting Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.  
Oct 17 2019

NMCGA Speech Contest / Enter Today!!!

New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

Speech Contest

Topic: “Beef Production: How does it contribute to Healthy Soils?”


Students across the New Mexico are invited to enter a speech contest, sponsored by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (NMCGA).  This year’s theme is “Beef Production: How does it contribute to Healthy Soils?” NMCGA encourages students to describe how New Mexico agriculture impacts their daily life and how it will feed the world with the growing population while maintaining and enhancing our soils.

​We encourage all entrants to support their position with facts

Click Here For Contest Rules and Application

Oct 16 2019

Deadline Approaching for Cattle Growers/Purina Mills’ Scholarship

Click Here for Application

November 12, 2019, is the deadline for students to apply for four scholarships that will be made available by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC). Scholarships will be presented at the 2019 Joint Stockmen’s Convention.

“We have some great young people in New Mexico agriculture, and want to help them as much as possible as they pursue their plans and dreams for the future,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay. “We truly appreciate Purina Mills and the members of our Allied Industries Committee making it possible.”

Two $1,000 Purina Mills scholarships 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.

Scholarship sponsors include: Purina Animal Health, Gary & Ginger Creighton, Portales; Dickinson Implement Co. , Tucumcari; Creighton’s Town & Country, Portales; Cortese Feed Supply, Fort Sumner; Circle S Feed Store, Carlsbad; Horse N Hound Feed N Supply, Las Cruces; Roswell Livestock & Farm Supply, Roswell and Bunks Feed and Supply, Hobbs.

“We understand how expensive college can be for young people and their families, and want to encourage all eligible students to apply for these scholarships,” Sidwell said. “We look forward to the opportunity to help some of New Mexico agriculture’s future leaders.”

The scholarships will be presented to the top applicants during the Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 10 – 13, 2019 at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque. The application for the awards is available on the NMCGA website, or by contacting the NMCGA office at 505.247.0584 or via email at The deadline to apply is November 12, 2019.

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