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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

Greater Sage Grouse

What do we know about this mysterious native Idaho bird?

Learn More

“Sage Grouse 101” video and webpage

Winter Weed Seminar

February 6th, 2024

10:00 AM at Jordan Valley Lions Hall

RSVP to jvcwma@questoffice.net

541-586-3000

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Meat
Substitutes

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know that 93% lean ground
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sat fat and sodium and higher
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meat substitutes? Beef is
an authentic source of highquality
protein and 10 essential
nutrients, including Protein,
Iron, Zinc, and B-Vitamins that
are essential to good health.
 Click HERE to learn more.

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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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