SAVE THE RANGE Receipts DUE


Have you heard about the Zoetis "Save the Range" initiative?

Zoetis, an animal-health company, is continuing its donation program that supports Idaho’s Save the Range Initiative. The effort helps protect Idaho’s grazing range by bolstering the Cattle Association Legal Fund (CALF) through contributions based on product sales.

Members of the ICA have until NOVEMBER 1st, 2018 to send in receipts for the purchase of Zoetis vaccines, implant and EAZI-breed CIDR.

Zoetis will continue to make a contribution to CALF when Idaho cattle producers utilize Dectomax, Valbazen, Lutalyse, Factrel and antimicrobials. (Each donation to CALF is made in the name of the purchasing producer.) Additionally, Zoetis will continue to donate $1 to the ICA for every GeneMax DNA test used during the qualifying time period.

SUBMIT COPIES OF RECEIPTS VIA MAIL TO: 

Idaho Cattle Association

P.O. Box 15397

Boise, ID 83715

SUBMIT COPIES OF RECEIPTS ELECTRONICALLY BY EMAIL TO: whitley@idahocattle.org

The ICA will tabulate the total doses used and submit the tabulation and copies of the receipts to Zoetis for corroboration. To date, Zoetis has contributed $15,000 to CALF!

Grass Futurity 2018

Eliason Livestock represented by Brayden Eliason was this year's Champion, congratulations on a great year! Northwest Hereford Breeders represented by Cameron Mulrony tied for Reserve Champion with Gill Family Ranches represented by Marty Gill. Awards were presented by Tucker Shaw, our current ICA President.

Awards

Our Champion and Reserve Champions took home these beautiful buckles. The top 8 contestants also recieve a cash payout. 

1st Eliason Livestock

2nd/3rd Northwest Hereford Breeders & Gill Family Ranches

4th Spiering Land and Cattle

5th Lickley Family 

6th Shiner Ranch

7th Jay Smith & Rick Haines

8th Mulkey Ranch

It was overall an exciting year and close contest! 

Our Monthly Grass Futurity Winners

Our monthly winners all took home a gift certificate for Cody's Custom Cowboy Hats. The certificate winners will get to customize their hat at this year's Annual Convention. June's winner was Eliason Livestock, July's was Shaw Cattle Company, August's was the Mulkey Ranch, and September's was Eliason Livestock for the second time. Congratulations on your new custom hats and big wins!

"Five Year" Grass Futurity Awards

At the completion of 2017, we had several individuals and companies who had donated a steer to the competition from the very beginning, making the completion of the 2017 Grass Futurity year their fifth year. In appreciation, we awarded five year awards to Bill & Ryan Lickley, Brent Eaton, L.G. Davison, Treasure Valley Livestock, Jared Brackett, Carl Lufkin, Tony Bott, and Randy Landcaster. They took home some awesome Cordova coolers, which are manufactured right here in Idaho!

Sponsor & Contestant Appreciation

As a special thanks, all contestants and sponsors were awarded garment bags as a token of our appreciation for all they have done! A special thanks to Zoetis, Allflex, Bayer, Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, University of Idaho, and KeyAg.

Want your voice to be heard?
It’s time to throw your hat in the ring to be on the ICA board

The Idaho Cattle Association Board of Directors consists of 23 members that meet to help direct the organization as it works to promote, protect and preserve the cattle industry in Idaho. ICA board members include the officer team: president, president-elect, vice president, past president and treasurer. These officers comprise our executive committee along with four council chairs. The four councils represented on the executive committee include the cow-calf, purebred, feeder and cattlewomen. This nine-member executive committee works in tandem with 14 additional board members -- two delegates from each of the five ICA districts, two at-large positions, an allied industry representative and an Idaho CattleWomen Council representative. Continued input to and support of the ICA Board of Directors are vital parts of the continued success of the Idaho Cattle Association. Idaho Cattle Association bylaws state that the nomination committee consist of the four past presidents, the retiring president and five district vice-presidents. The immediate past president serves as the chairperson of this committee. The current retiring president only votes to break a tie. You may be interested or know someone who is interested in joining the leadership of the ICA. But you may not know the process for nominating a producer to serve on the ICA Board of Directors. We are taking a bit of space here to help outline the nomination process. The ICA nominating committee will consider all names submitted to fill vacated ICA officer and board seats.

Please call or submit your letter of interest to any ICA nominating committee member prior to Oct. 15. A brief cover letter stating the background of the potential candidate, his or her leadership experience, and this person’s interest to serve would be appropriate. This can be given directly to a member of the committee, mailed to the chair or mailed to the ICA office to be forwarded on to the committee.

Mail To: Idaho Cattle Association Attn: Nom Committee PO Box 15397 Boise, Idaho 83715

Call/Email: (208)343-1615 cameron@idahocattle.org

Council chairpersons will be selected by the respective councils when the seat becomes vacant. Each council should submit two names in ranking order for consideration. Nominations are brought forth in either a council meeting or submitted in a written format to the proper council chair. The council chairs then submit nominations to the nominating committee for review and consideration. Nominations from the floor are considered official nominations of the association.

The 2018 Nominating Committee

Chair: Jerald Raymond

Past presidents: Laurie Lickley, Carl Lufkin and Jared Brackett

Current Retiring President: Tucker Shaw

District Vice Presidents: District I: Drew Mosman District II: Nathan Noah District III: Andy Prescott District IV: Ryan Steele District V: Mark Pratt

Board positions that have expiring terms in 2018 are as follows: Office of president-elect, Office of vice president, Office of treasurer, Cow-calf council chairman, District III board member, Director at large.