Thanks to our 2016 Banquet Sponsors!

Our 2016 annual banquet at Northern Quest Casino on Oct. 29 was a huge success thanks to our members, our banquet sponsors and our speakers. Here’s a list of our banquet sponsors who helped make the event possible:

GOLD ($500):

NW Farm Supply Inc.

Spokane County Cattlemen

Stevens County Cattlemen

Toppenish Livestock Market

NW Livestock Supplements

Clifton Larson Allen LLP

Red Bull Ranch (Dave and Julie Dashiell)

Washington State Beef Commission

SILVER($250):

RANGE Magazine

Les Schwab (Alkali store)

Washington Trust Bank

CHS Connell Grain

Coastal Farm

EPL Feed

Zinpro

Cows-R-Us (Craig and Bonnie Schafer)

Davenport Veterinary Clinic

BRONZE ($150):

Lawrence Oil

North 40 Outfitters

Roots of Resilience

Don’t miss our 2016 banquet!

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Ticket prices are: $35 Day Ticket (includes lunch), $45 Prime Rib Dinner ticket(dinner only), $75 All day (includes lunch and dinner). Tickets can be purchased the day of the event.

Our 2016 banquet will feature a solid line-up of informative speakers, ready to help you plan for a successful 2017. Check it out!:

2016 CPOW BANQUET SCHEDULE:

Registration: 9:30-10:00am

10:00am-11:30am–Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center, “Cattle Markets: Divers and Outlook”

11:30-12:00—Legislative update from CPoW lobbyists Jim Potts and Zak Kennedy

12:00-1:00pm lunch—Madi Clark of Washington Policy Center on WPC’s new agricultural initiative

1:00-2:00pm—CPoW business meeting

2:00-3:00pm—U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Region VI Director and COOL Committee Chair Maggie Nutter,”COOL update, trade issues and public lands.”

3:00—4:00pm, WSU Economist Shannon Neibergs, “Economic Contribution of the Washington State Beef Industry”

4:00-5:00pm, Ferry County Sheriff Ray Maycumber on wolf issue and local government

5:00-6:00pm Social hour

6:00-8:30 Dinner w/Bill Bullard from R-CALF as keynote speaker,”Cattle Industry Priorities for the Next Congress and Administration”

 

Great turnout for 2016 Sunny Okanogan, Cattle Producers livestock judging

2016 judging group A livestock judging competition sponsored by the Cattle Producers of Washington and hosted by Sunny Okanogan Angus ranch had over 190 students from around the state participate in the March 9 event.
The event provided a unique educational opportunity for students who were able to learn from judge Jake Cunningham on his reasons for the placing animals in various classes. The 2016 event consisted of five classes; Heifers, Feeder Steers, Growth Bulls, Calving Ease Bulls and Fall Bulls. The participating schools broke into teams of five, who competed against each other as well as individually. Congressional Representative Dan Newhouse was also there to speak to the students, present awards and answer questions.
Team Placing:
1st Place: Chelan
2nd Place: Tonasket
3rd Place: Omak
4th Place: Omak
5th Place: Chelan

Individual Placing:
1st Place: Gage Palmer, Moses Lake
2nd Place: Stephanie Olivera, Chelan
3rd Place: Krista Marchand, Omak
4th Place: Michael Tutino, Chelan
5th Place: Brice Dixon, Omak
6th Place: Rade Pilkington, Tonasket
7th Place: Leslie Garcia Ortiz, Chelan
8th Place: Teigan Field, Tonasket
9th Place: Amanda Reeves, Chelan
10th Place: Eric Straub, Chelan

Tell your senator to vote NO on SB 6638

A bill is circulating in the Washington State Senate to increase the Washington Beef Checkoff assessment by $1 per head, a 100 percent increase of the Washington Beef Commission budget. If the bill passes, there will be a $2.50/head tax on all cattle sold in Washington State. See our letter on why we are opposed and make sure to contact your senator!

Click here for a PDF link to our letter: Vote NO on SB 6638

and read our points below:

February 12, 2016
Dear Washington State Senators:

A bill coming before you, Senate Bill 6638, would increase the Washington State Beef Checkoff fee to $2.50 per head of cattle sold in the state. Cattle Producers of Washington is OPPOSED to this bill for the following reasons:

*The majority of family ranchers in Washington State DO NOT support an increase in the Washington Beef Checkoff. Any increased proposal should be put to a vote of cattle producers. The Washington Beef Commission does not want the increase to go out to a vote in WA because they know it will fail.

*A $1 increase to the Washington Beef Checkoff would double the budget of the Washington Beef Commission without any concrete benefits to producers. This would assess a $2.50 per head fee on all cattle sold in Washington State, an increase from the current $1.50.

*The current marketing strategy of the Washington Beef Commission HAS NOT benefited Washington ranch families, because the current promotions focus on “beef” in general and do not emphasize beef products raised in Washington. This strategy has improved profits for the huge slaughter plants that support the increase.

*The increased proposal is asking more from ranch families as their overall profit margin is decreasing. In 1980, 60 cents of the consumer dollar went to producers. In 2009, for example, only 43 cents of that dollar went to the producer while fees and inputs continued to rise. This is evidence the Washington Beef Commission’s strategy is not benefiting ranch families.

*The average age of the US rancher is 57 years old. If ranchers continue to be burdened with increased fees, taxes and regulations, we will ensure that ranching leaves Washington State because the next generation will not be able to absorb the financial overhead. Economically, that will be disastrous for Washington. Recent studies show for every $1 million in cattle sales, there is an increase of 43 associated jobs.

Thank you for your consideration on this matter. We ask you to vote NO on Senate Bill 6638.

Monte McPeak, President
Scott Nielsen, Vice President
Cattle Producers of Washington

CPoW 2016 legislative days coming up Jan. 27-28

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Be sure to join us for our legislative reception on Wed.,Jan. 27, in the Columbia Room at the state Capitol Building from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. If you need more info on lodging or travel, please send us an email at: cattleproducersofwa@gmail.com

Vet planning, biosecurity speaker at Jan. 2016 meeting

The CPoW General Membership meeting on Wed., Jan 6 will be held in conjunction with Spokane County Cattlemen. The meeting will be at the Spokane WSU Extension Office at N. 222 Havana in Spokane at 7pm. Speaker is DVM James England to share on “Involving your vet in annual livestock planning” and “Biosecurity issues facing US producers today.”
No CPoW business will be conducted at this meeting. A CPoW Board conference call is scheduled for Jan. 13.

Special presentation from WA State Brand Dept. Dec 9

Kris Budde of the Washington State Brand Department will be giving a presentation on the proposed brand dept. increases. at a special CPoW meeting on Dec. 9 at Memories Diner in Ritzville from 3:30pm- 5:00pm. The CPoW annual Christmas party will follow directly after the meeting at 5pm at Ginger Schoessler’s house.

For more information, email cattleproducersofwa@gmail.com

THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 ANNUAL BANQUET SPONSORS!

Many thanks to our 2015 CPoW/ Northwest Farmers’ Union banquet sponsors that helped make our event a success. Make sure to stop in and tell these folks thanks and patronize their businesses for all your ranch needs and supplies:

RITE IN THE RAIN (waterproof notebooks)
www.riteintherain.com

RANGE MAGAZINE, www.rangemagazine.com

WASHINGTON TRUST BANK
MOSES LAKE, WA 98837

LEFFEL, OTIS AND WARWICK PS
RITZVILLE,WA 99169

NORTHWEST FARM SUPPLY
HERMISTON, OR 97838

ABS GLOBAL
SID SKRIVSETH
skskrivseth@gmail.com

COLVILLE MOTOR SPORTS
COLVILLE,WA 99114

PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION
MIKE MILLER

SUNNY OKANOGAN ANGUS RANCH
OMAK, WA 98841, www.sunnyokanoganangus.com

STEVENS COUNTY CATTLEMENS’ ASSOCIATION
www.stevenscountycattlemen.com

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CENTER FOR HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT
EDWALL,WA 99008

BRONCO FARM SUPPLY/ CO ENERGY
ELENA MCKENZIE
1302 W. FIRST AVENUE
RITZVILLE,WA 99169

LAWRENCE OIL
EILEEN LAWRENCE
565 EAST MAIN
OTHELLO,WA 99344

STOCKLAND LIVESTOCK AUCTION
www.stocklandlivestock.com

CLIFTON ALLEN LARSON

MOSES LAKE,WA

COASTAL FARM AND RANCH
ALBANY, OR

EPL FEED LLC
SUMAS, WA 98295

WASHINGTON STATE BEEF COMMISSION
www.wabeef.org
TOPPENISH LIVESTOCK COMMISSION
www.toppenishlivestock.com

SPOKANE COUNTY CATTLEMEN
www.spokanecattlemen.com

NORTHWEST LIVESTOCK SUPPLEMENTS
WEISER, ID

Awesome line-up of speakers at upcoming banquet Oct. 30-31

Don’t miss our line-up of awesome speakers at the CPoW/Northwest Farmers’ Union banquet next week:

 

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2015 ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

10:00-10:30am Registration
10:30-11:30am Dani Beers, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association
11:30-12:00pm Sarah Laird, The Bee Girl, “Our Honey Bees: Sentinels of Impending Disaster, or Conduits of Change?”
12:00-1:00pm LUNCH—Speaker panel on hemp/cannabis; Joy Beckerman Maher – Industrial Hemp, Alex Cooley – Cannabis Industry
1:00-2:00pm CPoW Annual Business Meeting/NFU Annual Business meeting
2:00-2:30pm Derek Sandison, Washington State Director of Agriculture
2:30-3:00pm Dr. Joe Baker,Washington State Veterinarian
3:00-4:00pm Brian Dansel, Washington State Senator, Seventh District, “How to be an effective advocate for farming and ranching in Olympia”
4:00-5:00pm BREAK
5:00-6:00pm Social Hour
6:00pm-9:00pm CPoW/NFU Banquet Prime Rib Dinner and Auction with National Farmers’ Union President Roger Johnson speaking on “Country of Origin Labeling, Trade Issues and Renewable Fuel Standards.”

SATURDAY

8:00am Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Deb Conroy, Estate Attorney ,”Estate planning, estate tax, farm and ranch planning.”
9:30am-10:30am Jim Chmelik, Idaho County Commissioner, “Better Access – Better Management – Brighter Future for our Public Lands in the West”
10:30-11:00am Patti Brumbach, Washington State Beef Commission, “The Washington Beef Checkoff – Investing in your Future Today”
11:00-12:00 Dawn Nelson, Lincoln County Cattlemen (WA), Presentation on Sage Grouse issue
12:00 Conclude event