Freshly elected president at helm of Idaho Cattle Association

Dec 9, 2011
by WLJ

Richard Savage was elected president of the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) at its annual Convention and Trade Show held Nov. 14-16 in Sun Valley, ID. Savage is a cow/calf producer who hails from Hamer, ID.

“We’re very excited to be working under Richard’s leadership in the upcoming year,” says Wyatt Prescott, the association’s executive vice president. “He has a very pragmatic mind that will help us to address crit ical industry issues on the local, state and federal level.”

Savage has been a member of ICA since 1993. Prior to being elected president, he held the offices of vice president and presidentelect.

Savage and his wife Mitzi have five children; Maegan (Mike) Tsantis, Savanah (Jon) Alvarze, Laken (Pete) Hansen, Madison (Hadley) Wright, and Taylor. The Savages also have three grandchildren. Savage is a member of the Upper Snake River Sage Grouse Working Group and the Idaho state Sage Grouse Committee. Savage and his family are also active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead an organization like the ICA,” says Savage. “I’m very thankful to those who’ve supported me, especially my family. The ICA is very important to me and I want to keep helping producers be involved in the policies and issues that affect them.”

Other newly elected executive committee officers include President-Elect Lee Bradshaw of Caldwell; Vice President Jared Brackett of Rogerson, Cattlewomen Chairwoman Jessie Miller of Boise, and Cow/Calf Council Chairman Matt Thompson of Shelley. The Executive Committee meets on a regular basis to determine the top priorities of the member-driven organization.

ICA works on behalf of the more than 10,000 cattle producers in the state of Idaho and has a membership of nearly 1,000 members. It is the only organization in the state that deals exclusively with the needs, interests and welfare of Idaho’s cattle industry. — WLJ