Young ranchers to tour the Treasure Valley

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Dec 27, 2013
by WLJ
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—Young Cattlemen’s Conference to be held Jan. 10; free event

Young ranchers from Oregon, Washington and Idaho will to join together on Jan. 10 to ensure better beef for the future.

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, their Young Cattlemen’s Committee, Washington Cattlemen’s Association, Idaho Cattle Association and Oregon Beef Council have partnered together in providing upcoming cattlemen an opportunity—free of charge—to gain knowledge and build relationships for the future. Attendees will tour the Northwest’s Treasure Valley and hear from top-notch industry speakers along the way. All those interested in cattle production and/or “young at heart” are encouraged to join.

As stated by Ron Rowan of Beef Northwest and longtime organizer of this event, “The Pacific Northwest Young Cattlemen’s Tour is the first of its kind. The industry support and young cattlemen participation has far exceeded expectations. It’s been a great way for our industry to give back to the young cattlemen and for the young cattlemen to have hands-on experience.”

The fourth annual Pacific Northwest Young Cattlemen’s Tour will begin at 7 a.m. in Baker City, OR, and continue onto Caldwell and Parma, ID, with stops at Western Stockmen’s feed mill and seed plant, Ed Johnson Feedlot, M&M Feeders, and Boise Valley Feeders. Agri Beef Co. and Western Stockmen’s will provide free meals for all attendees. The day will conclude with dinner and entertainment back in Baker City.

As an added bonus, the 10th Annual Cattlemen’s Conference held in La Grande will follow on Saturday, Jan. 11. No pre-registration is required for the workshop and all Tour registrants are encouraged to attend this free event with lunch provided! There will be no bus on Jan. 11, so those attending the tour and workshop will need to provide their own transportation Saturday.

Registration is due by Jan. 3. Those interested in attending should register by visiting orcattle.com/about/events. html, or contact Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Administrative Assistant, Kenzie Smith, at 503/361-8941 x 10 or oca@orcattle.com. Please also visit online for more details about the Pacific Northwest Young Cattlemen’s Tour. — WLJ

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