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EDUCATION

The Owyhee Cattlemen's Association is interested in promoting

beef industry-related educational and financial opportunities.

Upcoming Educational Events

Check here for upcoming education and training opportunities

Join us in Ontario, Oregon September 15 - 16, 2023! This unique Stockmanship and Stewardship event is focused on live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance training, and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else this event is not one to miss. Gain an edge on learning about consumer concerns regarding beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how those concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that Beef Quality Assurance plays in the conversation.  Producers who attend not only receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation, but also the chance to get BQA certified! Click HERE to download flyer.    

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HEIFER REPLACEMENT

BEEF HEIFER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

The youth who participate in the Heifer Replacement Program will gain knowledge and experience in selection, feeding, breeding, exhibiting and marketing livestock. It is the intent of Owyhee Cattlemen's Association that the youth will build their breeding herd to receive financial and educational benefits.

The application deadline is June 1st.

Any Owyhee Cattlemen's Association member with heifers meeting the criteria (see application) may participate in the program. Those who wish to donate  a heifer should contact a Owyhee Cattlemen's Association Board member or the Extension Office before the deadline.

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STEER SPONSORSHIP

CATTLEMEN SPONSORED STEERS

Youth with an interest in a beef projects who do not have the resources to purchase a steer are connected with an Owyhee Cattlemen's Association member who can provide them with a steer. The youth, in turn, feeds and cares for the animal until it is ready to show and sell at the Owyhee County Fair.

 

After selling at the Owyhee County Junior Livestock Sale, the proceeds from the steer are split between the youth and sponsoring Owyhee Cattlemen's Association member. The youth receives two-thirds of the proceeds while the sponsor receives the remaining third. 

QUALITY BEEF PRODUCTION

CARCASS CONTEST

Butcher Hanging Beef
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BEEF FIELD DAYS

4-H & FFA YOUTH EDUCATION

The Owyhee Cattlemen's Association is a proud sponsor of these events and several Owyhee Cattlemen's Association members have participated in presenting at these events for area youth. 

This educational program began in 2006 and is typically held the weekend following the Owyhee County 4-H & FFA Beef Weigh-In.

Various topics relating to the beef industry are covered each year including:

  • Beef Quality Assurance

  • Feeding and Nutrition

  • Rangeland Management

  • Career Opportunities in Beef Related Industries

  • Understanding Brands and Brand Laws 

  • Cuts and Quality of Beef

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