Cattlemen recognize conservation and determination at this year’s OCA Fall Quarterly

(September 6, 2013 – Salem, OR) Cattlemen from across the state will meet once again in continued efforts for advancement of the Oregon cattle industry, and this time in Maupin, Oregon. The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Fall Quarterly meeting will be held September 19-20, 2013 at the American Legion Hall in Maupin. The OCA is excited to show support for their newest county association as well as local ranchers dedicated to conservation. OCA leadership will be in attendance, as well as county and statewide members. After the meeting the entire group is invited to tour the Imperial Stock Ranch, a historical ranch known for its progressive efforts in sustainable ranching.

The meeting kicks off Thursday afternoon at 12:30pm with an update on the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund, and will continue through with various committee reports. At 5:00pm attendees will break for a social hour at the Imperial River Company prior to setting down for a rustic beef brisket dinner. Business will continue on Friday starting at 8:00am and concluding at 11:30am. Afterwards the group will grab lunch and move onto the town of Shaniko for a tour of the Imperial Stock Ranch.

OCA President, Curtis Martin, chose the location for this year’s Fall Quarterly meeting after learning about the growing excitement for ranching in the area and the extensive conservation efforts by producers. Martin was stated saying, “Ranchers are continually striving to improve the quality of the environment, what is good for wildlife is often great for production animals as well. The relationship between ranching and conservation is quite complimentary, our congratulations go out to the Carver family and the Imperial Stock Ranch for finding efficient ways to optimize this relationship.”

Just mere months ago the North Central Livestock Association (NCLA) was formed through a voluntary merger of Sherman and Wasco County Livestock Associations. NCLA President, Keith Nantz, states, “Our newly joined forces have hit the ground running and are showing a lot of promise. So far our fundraising efforts have been successful and now (we) are looking forward to starting those projects we are designing with that same level of success… it’s all very inspiring, NCLA looks forward to becoming a positive influence on the community, and looks forward to sharing their excitement with ranchers from other parts of the state as well. ”

Maupin remains one of Oregon’s best kept secrets in terms of production agriculture and outdoor recreation, please consider joining the OCA for this year’s Fall Quarterly. All members, agricultural and forestry producers are encouraged to attend. Full registration which includes; dinner at the Imperial River Company Thursday night, Friday’s Lunch, Ranch Tour and entrance into the weekend’s meetings, is only $50. For agenda specifics, lodging information, or registration please visit http://orcattle.com/events/fall-quarterly.html or contact the OCA office at (503) 361-8941 or oca@orcattle.com.