Apr 08 2019

Application Deadline for Cattle Growers’ Graduate Scholarship Approaching

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  May 27, 2019 is the deadline to apply for the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC) $1000 Graduate Scholarship.

            “Pursuing a post-graduate degree is something that takes drive and dedication, and it’s not cheap,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay.  “For some careers, it’s a necessity.  We want to encourage students who come from an agricultural background pursue their goals, and at the same time, hope to broaden production agriculture awareness in non-typical agricultural fields.”

            Applicants must be New Mexico residents, have a background in beef cattle production, and be pursuing a post-graduate degree.  Financial need will be considered, but is not a prerequisite.  Preference will be given to NMCGA members and their families.  Scholarship applications are available on the NMCGA website, www.nmagriculture.org, or by calling the office at 505-247-0584.

            “We encourage all interested students to apply,” said President Sidwell.  “There’s nothing easy – financially or otherwise – about post-graduate studies, and we want to do all we can to help students who are making that effort.”

            Applications must be received in the NMCGA office by May 27, 2019.  They should be sent to: New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, Attention: Graduate Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM  87194.  Applications can also be emailed to nmcga@nmagriculture.org and must be received no later than 11:59 pm on May 27.  The scholarship will be awarded at the NMCGA’s Mid-Year Meeting, scheduled for June 9-11, 2019 in Ruidoso.

            The NMCGA has represented the ranchers in New Mexico and the West since 1914 and has members in all 33 of the state’s counties as well as some 19 other states. The Association participates in venues necessary to protect beef producers and private property rights including litigation, state and federal legislation and regulatory affairs.  

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Feb 09 2019

NMCGA Border Wall Statement


New Mexico and Arizona border ranchers have serious security concerns on the Mexican border that reach well beyond immigration and border wall issues.

 The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association has had a member murdered on the Arizona side. Another member had an employee kidnapped, beaten and held for days at gun point. No one is safe without a gun moving around their home, barns, corrals and pastures.

 Ranchers empathize and sympathize with those who are seeking asylum. Historically the practice on border ranches was to provide food and water for folks coming across the border. Today that is not safe due to the size and number of groups along with the volume of drugs coming across the border.

 But while immigration and the wall dominate the national scene and media, we here at home must have safety and security for our children, families and property.

Caren Cowan, Executive Director
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association


 

Jan 29 2019

Bays Named Cattle Growers’ Livestock Inspector of the Year

Trey Bays, Las Cruces, was named the 2018 Livestock Inspector of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (NMCGA) at the Joint Stockmen’s Convention, held recently in Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association and its’ members depend on the Livestock Board and its’ force of inspectors each and every day and night of the year,” said Tom Sidwell, NMCGA President, Quay.  “We are pleased to be able to recognize Mr. Bays for his hard work, and thank him for his dedication to livestock producers in southern New Mexico.”

New Mexico’s brand and livestock protection system, enforced by the New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB), is one of the strongest in the nation.  In recognition of the importance of this system to the livestock industry, each year the NMCGA honors an Inspector of the Year, nominated for the award by the producers they serve.  This year’s award was sponsored by the Sauble Ranch, Maxwell.

Bays, who is currently District 10 Inspector for the New Mexico Livestock Board, has worked for the NMLB for just over 26 years.   He grew up in Mule Creek, New Mexico and graduated from Cliff High School.  He worked in construction and served four years in the United States Navy before going to work for the NMLB.

Bringing young people into the agriculture community is one of the NMCGA’s priorities.  Bays was nominated for the award by a 4-H agent who works with him regularly making sure young people are able to exhibit their livestock projects.  His nomination reads, in part, “Mr. Bays is always on time (usually early) and works from sun up to sun down with me to ensure every child has the proper paperwork by the deadline specified in the Guide for 4-H & FFA Livestock Exhibitors.  Mr. Bays constantly has a smile on his face and is friendly and helpful to all youth.  He spends time teaching the kids how to read ear notches and brands and explains to them the purpose of them on their livestock.”

Working with the youth on their livestock projects is something Bays enjoys.  “It is very rewarding, knowing that a big chunk of these livestock kids will be our livestock clientele in the future,” he said.

 “As ranchers, we depend on the Livestock Board and its inspectors to help maintain our brand system, as well as protect animal health and prevent livestock theft,” Sidwell noted.  “The partnership between the Association and the Board is over a century old and we salute the Livestock Board for their more than 125 year history of service.”

The NMCGA has represented the beef industry in New Mexico and the West since 1914 and has members in all 33 of the state’s counties as well as some 18 other states. The Association participates in venues necessary to protect beef producers and private property rights including litigation, state and federal legislation and regulatory affairs.  For more information, or to join the NMCGA online, please visit www.nmagriculture.org.

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Cutline:  Trey Bays (r), Dona Ana County, received the 2018 New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Inspector of the Year Award.  He is pictured with Troy Sauble (l), Sauble Ranch, sponsor of the award. 

Nov 30 2018

2018 JS Convention Schedule

Please Click Here For The 2018 Joint Stockmen’s Convention Schedule 

 

Nov 30 2018

2018 Zoetis Cattlemen’s College

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sandia Resort / Albuquerque

  9:00 a.m.   Welcome & Introductions

                   Tom Sidwell, President, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association

  9:15 a.m.   Making the Most for the Ranch at Weaning / Stan Bevers, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management

10:15 a.m.    Break

10:30 a.m.    Current Affairs & Misconceptions Associated with the US beef Industry / Dr. Craig Gifford, NMSU Coop Extension

11:15 a.m.    Ranch Safety Video Series

12:00 noon   Lunch

1:15 p.m.     Vaccine 101: How Modified Lives Work vs Killed / Dr. JP Pollreisz, Zoetis

 2:15 p.m.    Clinical Pearls for Pharmaceutical Use in Cattle / Dr. Elaine Blythe

3:15 p.m.     Break

3:00 p.m.     Making The Cow Herd Better: Applied DNA & Genomics /  Dr. John Paterson Montana State (retired)

3:45 p.m.     Trich Update / BQA Update /  Dr. John Wensel, NMSU Extension

4:15 p.m.     Q & A Panel / Wrap Up

 

Registration Fee $40 per person, includes lunch

Call 505.247.0584 to reserve your seat!

 

 

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