Saguache News – December 27

SLV Cattlemen Host Annual Meeting on Jan 6

The San Luis Valley Cattlemen’s Association will be holding their annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 6. The public is invited to join them at the Alamosa Rec Center for an informative afternoon of delicious prime rib dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, and of course, updates on what the group has been up to with their efforts that benefit all in the valley.SLV Cattlemen dinner

The afternoon begins at 3 p.m. as Libby Bigler, Colorado BQA Coordinator with Colorado State University presents the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Course. The BQA is a national program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

After the BQA presentation, the group will conduct their annual business meeting form 5 – 5:30 p.m. Following the meeting the fun continues into the evening with dinner and entertainment. This year, in addition to their popular silent auction, the group’s annual meeting will include some entertainment from Cowboy Poet, Floyd Beard. According to his website, Beard has been a cowboy most of his life. Along the way he’s had many other jobs to support his cow habit. Floyd and his wife Valerie currently run a cow calf operation in the canyons south of Kim, Colo.

Beard’s stories are inter-woven with his western code of high ethics and integrity and sprinkled richly with humor. Beard also recites some cowboy poetry classics, from some of the best cowboy poets from the past, keeping the western spirit and history alive. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Cost for members is $30 per person and includes the course and dinner; non-members can attend the BQA for $10 per person and an additional $30 for the dinner. Please RSVP by January 1 to Erin Nissen at 710-486-2600. The SLV Cattlemen’s Association is located at 6118 Lane 5 North, Mosca, CO 81146. Readers may also stay connected via the Cattlemen’s Facebook Page.


The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) was founded in 1867 – nine years before Colorado became a state! As such, it became the first statewide cattlemen’s association in the nation.


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