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Young Cattlemen’s Conference Recognizes Leaders in the Cattle Industry

By jlemmel | June 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Young Cattlemen’s Conference Recognizes Leaders in the Cattle Industry

Over 50 cattle producers from across the country and across the industry participated in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Conference including a young producer from northern Colorado. Representing Colorado Livestock Association was Andrew Mertens from Wickstrom Feedyard. Andrew Mertens of New Raymer, CO has been involved in the agriculture industry all of…

Colorado Livestock Association Bestows its Highest Honor

By jlemmel | June 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Colorado Livestock Association Bestows its Highest Honor

The Top Choice Award is given periodically by the Colorado Livestock Association to those individuals who have demonstrated through their words and their actions a commitment to the betterment of livestock agriculture here in Colorado. Past honorees have come from all walks of life, but the common denominator has been that they have all embodied…

Flying Diamond Ranch Presented with Leopold Conservation Award

By jlemmel | June 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Flying Diamond Ranch Presented with Leopold Conservation Award

The Flying Diamond Ranch, owned and managed by the Scott and Jean Johnson family, is the recipient of the 2015 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award. Scott Johnson, past President of CLA, along with his family manage the ranch which is located near Kit Carson, Flying Diamond Ranch is a fifth generation, 25,000-acre cattle ranch. For over…

Temple Grandin Visits Colorado Dairy Farms

By jlemmel | April 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Temple Grandin Visits Colorado Dairy Farms

Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned animal handling expert, author and Colorado State University professor, traveled to three Colorado dairy farms. In attendance were CLA President Mary Kraft and CLA members Rick Podtburg and Bill Wailes, as well as representatives from Western Dairy Association and Dairy Farmers of America, Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection…

2015 NCBA Legislative Conference

By jlemmel | March 26, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 NCBA Legislative Conference

Colorado’s livestock industry was well represented at the 2015 NCBA Legislative Conference this week in Washington, D.C. CLA President, Mary Kraft, Mike Thoren, JBS Fiver Rivers Cattle Feeding, and Bill Hammerich, CEO, along with representatives from Colorado Cattlemen’s Association met with Senator Cory Gardner and Senator Michael Bennet. The main focus of discussion included; the…

Ag Producers on the Hill: Ag Day at the Capitol

By jlemmel | March 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Ag Producers on the Hill: Ag Day at the Capitol

Happy Colorado Agriculture Day!  This is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by the agricultural community.  If you eat, you’re involved in agriculture and that is a tremendous responsibility and privilege that farmers, ranchers, and producers hold on to.  Through their efforts, families have safe, affordable food on their dinner table.  And…

CLA Past President, Don Rutledge, Inducted into Co Ag Hall of Fame

By jlemmel | March 9, 2015 | Comments Off on CLA Past President, Don Rutledge, Inducted into Co Ag Hall of Fame

CLA would like to congratulate former Colorado Livestock Association Past President and Yuma area farmer Don Rutledge on his recent induction into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. In addition to serving on various boards, he is credited with developing the rubber tire center pivot sprinkler system, adopting holistic resource management practices, such as rotational…

2014 Circle of Safety Award: Sixth Year in a Row!

By jlemmel | November 27, 2013 | Comments Off on 2014 Circle of Safety Award: Sixth Year in a Row!

For the sixth year in a row the Colorado Livestock Association Staff has received the Circle of Safety Award from Pinnacol Assurance. The McClary Brothers, CLA members, also received the Circle of Safety award for their commitment to safety. Both awards were presented at the CLA Board of Directors meeting in November at Dinklage Feedyard…

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