Oct 24 2016

Scholarship Deadline!

Cattle Growers/Purina Mills’ Scholarship Deadline Approaching

November 1, 2016, is the deadline to apply for the annual scholarships awarded by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s (NMCGA’s) Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee (YCLC).

“We are pleased to be able to offer these scholarships once again, and appreciate Purina Mills and our Allied Industries Committee making it possible,” said Pat Boone, NMCGA President, Elida.  “We have some great young people in New Mexico agriculture, and want help them as much as possible as they look to the future.” 

The $1,000 Purina Mills scholarship 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 – at this same time.

“College can be very expensive for students and their families.  We are pleased to be able to offer these scholarships and encourage all eligible students to apply,” Boone said.  “We want to help NMCGA members and their families continue their education and hopefully return to the agriculture business.”

The three scholarships will be presented to the top three applicants during the Joint Stockmen’s Convention slated for December 1 through December 4, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

For more information please contact the NMCGA office at 505.247.0584 or via email at nmcga@nmagriculture.org

Download Application here.


Resources & Forms

   Showmanship Contest Form      NM Breeders Classic      Purina Mills Scholarship Form   

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    Two-stepping at the Joint Stockmen's Convention

    Was love in the air? The Richardson and Perry kids seem to think so at the 2015 Joint Stockmen's Convention.
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    The Future is in Good Hands

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    The Sauble and Perry family's are starting out life right dancing at the 2015 JRC Awards Dinner.
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    Showing a Prize Heifer

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    Young Ranchers Contemplating

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Oct 20 2016

Fact Check Website in Response to GMO Disinformation Campaign

Biotech claims of GMO safety undercut by widespread contamination, unforeseen mutations and independent research

The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is pushing back against the biotech industry’s disinformation campaign about the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by releasing its expanded GMO Fact Check informational website.

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Aug 05 2016

Healthy Sheep are Happy Sheep Photo Contest

It’s All About the Sheep ….
Feature your Flock and Support Our Industry!

Girl and sheep

“In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.”
-Albert Einstein

The New Mexico Livestock Board and the New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. invite kids, ages 18 and under, to submit pictures for a photo contest, Aug. 5 – Oct. 5, 2016. This contest supports the local economy, displays New Mexico raised sheep in our environment and creates youth awareness about Scrapie eradication. First prize includes a $100 Tractor Supply gift card, and the winning photograph will be featured in the NM Stockman magazine.

  • Pictures must be of sheep and goats, any breed or number, and contestants can enter all the pictures they want. The sheep can be owned by the participant or belong to someone else. People may be included in the photographs.
  • Digital and print photos are both acceptable. Prints can be dropped off or mailed, but MUST be postmarked by 10/5/16 to: New Mexico Livestock Board, 300 San Mateo Blvd. NE Suite 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87108
  • Digital images can be e-mailed to statevet@nmlbonline.com
  • Pictures must be in good taste: acts of cruelty or vulgarity will not be accepted.
  • A person submitting photos acknowledges that his/her photo(s) will not be returned. By submitting, the contestant grants permission for his/her photo(s) to be used by New Mexico Livestock Board and the New Mexico Wool Grower’s, Inc. for a Scrapie brochure featuring New Mexico sheep. Additional photos may be used for other educational materials and marketing purposes by the above mentioned parties and the NM Stockman magazine.
Jun 19 2016

An Evening Out West

An Evening Out West

Jun 15 2016

NM State Veterinarian Posting / Closes 6.24.16

STATE OF NEW MEXICO invites applications for the position of: 
New Mexico State Veterinarian (NMLB #4966)
SALARY: $27.95 – $48.63 Hourly    $58,136.00 – $101,150.40 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent Position 
OPENING DATE: 05/24/16 
CLOSING DATE: 06/24/16 11:59 PM 
DEPARTMENT: Livestock Board 
LOCATION: Albuquerque 
Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application. For more information please visit our website: Employment with the State of New Mexico
Purpose of Position:
This position will provide strong, exemplary leadership in all aspects of livestock health and welfare including state, national and international livestock health concerns.  
This position is a Pay Band 90.
General Manager I 
A Master’s Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of professional level experience with a strategic impact directly related to the purpose of the position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling fourteen (14) years may substitute for the required education and experience. A hiring agency will designate a portion of the required experience to include management and/or specialized experience. Any required licensure, certification or registration shall be defined at the time of recruitment and will be in addition to the above requirements.
Employment Requirements: 
Must possess a valid New Mexico Drivers’ License. Must be licensed in accordance with Veterinary Medicine, 61-14-1 through 61-14-20 NMSA 1978 and 16.25.1 through 16.25.11 NMAC, as applicable. You must include your license or certificate number in the “License” section of the application form.
Statutory Requirements: 
All applicants for this position must be licensed in accordance with Veterinary Medicine, 61-14-1 through 61-14-20 NMSA 1978 and 16.25.1 through 16.25.11 NMAC, as applicable. You must include your license or certificate number in the “License” section of the application form. 
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Working Conditions
Extensive statewide, out of state and international travel required. Heavy computer and phone usage. Lifting up to 25 lbs. Frequent climbing, standing, walking, stooping, bending. Working with livestock in a variety of settings and conditions.
Conditions of Employment: 
Working Conditions for individual positions in this Manager Category Level will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Default FLSA Status:  
Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different at the agency level based on the agency’s utilization of the position.
Bargaining Unit: 
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining unit.
Agency Contact Information: 
Priscilla Pena-Johnson, (505) 841-6159.
Link to Agency: 
Applicant Help/How to Apply: 

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