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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

BQA Training

Three Creek 

Tuesday June 4. 2024

9:30 - 12:00 

Click HERE for more information


Beef 101: Pacific Northwest Beginning Rancher Development Program July 8th – 10nd, 2024 Moscow, Idaho

The University of Idaho Beginning Rancher Development Program is designed to provide beginning ranchers with useful knowledge and resources to increase success in their operation. This 3-day in-person workshop will provide information on: animal health, handling, & evaluation; natural resource & financial management; beef slaughter & fabrication. § M

The Malheur County Republican Central Committee will be having a 'Save The West" BBQ on June 8th at Wadleigh Park in Vale Oregon (right next to the rodeo grounds).  Dave Duquette  with Western Justice, will be our speaker. We  also plan to have a short talk from the Malheur County Cattlemen's president Chris Christensen, Patriotic songs by Anna Pozzi and Clare McKay, other patriotic audios, a live auction and a silent auction, Tri-Tip BBQ and perhaps other entertainment.

Tickets are $26.00 per adult, kids 6 to 17 are half price and kids 5 and under are free.

As you all know,there are many 'groups' that are out to stop agriculture in Oregon. We are determined to promote Candidates who will fight for the AG communities. We would welcome any of our Idaho friends to come have a great, informative day!


Tickets are available by calling Ruth Rubelt at 541-709-6018


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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.




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. 



Butcher Hanging Beef



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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