Join Us for the 83rd Joint Annual Convention and Tradeshow

November 15-17, 2018 • Winnemucca Nevada

Pre-Registration has ended, but onsite registration is available.

Don't miss this fun and educational time for all!

We look forward to seeing you all at the convention!




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2017 - 2018 Associate Member Directory




Look for your printed copy with the October 2018 issue of Sage Signals.


Download your copy here.







Sage Signals

The Voice of the Nevada Livestock Industry


Inside the November Issue


• NCA 83rd Annual Convention
Ready to Begin

• 53rd Annual Fall All Breeds Bull Sale

• Sam Mori, Greetings from Cow Country

• BLM: Coordination with Martin Fire Permittees

• UNCE: Evaluating Your Financial Health

• NV Beef Council: Tailgating








Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, President Sam Mori, Past President Ron Cerri, and Executive Director Kaley Chapin Visit Capitol Hill for Legislative Conference.

Read about their visit in the May issue of Sage Signals.





In Memoriam: Dean A. Rhoads

October 5, 1935 — April 23, 2018


The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is saddened by the loss of a member, friend, and neighbor Dean Rhoads. Dean was and always will be a tremendous asset to the livestock industry and our way of life. He wore many hats during his years spent as a rancher and politician. Dean could be seen on Monday up to his elbows in grease working on hay equipment, covered in dust on Tuesday moving cattle, be at a Fair Board meeting Wednesday night, and leave Thursday morning for Carson City. Many of the trips Dean took out of Nevada to various points in the country were to promote and defend public lands grazing and our industry in a way to sustain the way we do business. One of the biggest accomplishments in his long political career was the passing of legislation that included the grazing fee structure that we currently do business under. Dean worked tirelessly for years on this formula in a bi-partisan effort to accomplish a fair and equitable result. Dean had the ability to get things done even as the political climate changed as he was respected by his peers.


The next time you go to a horse racing event in Nevada, think of Dean Rhoads as he is the one that got state funding to continue racing in the state.


In 1976 Dean Rhoads came up with the idea to have a branding contest at the Elko County Fair. That idea has expanded into a great event all over the country.


Dean’s contribution to our Association is greatly admired and appreciated. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, the livestock industry, the state of Nevada, and the entire country are in a better place because of the efforts and life of Dean Rhoads. We wish all the best to his family in these difficult times and want you to know his legacy will live on forever.




For details and information about these events, please visit the events page.

NOVEMBER 15-17, 2018

2018 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association

Annual Convention

Winnemucca, Nevada

Winnemucca Convention Center

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DECEMBER 1, 2018

2019 NCA Fallon Bull Sale Consignments Due

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DECEMBER 15, 2018

Silver State Classic Calf & Yearling Sale

Fallon Livestock, LLC

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January 9-10, 2019

Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition: 14th Annual Winter Weeds Conference

Bristlecone Convention Center
Ely, Nevada

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JAN. 30 – FEB. 1, 2019

NCBA Cattle Industry Convention and Tradeshow

New Orleans, Louisiana

Click for more information

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FEBRUARY 16, 2019

NCA Fallon Bull Sale

Fallon Livestock, LLC

Fallon, NV

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APRIL 2 – 4, 2019

Legislative Conference

Washington, D.C.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

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MAY 29 – JUNE 7, 2019

NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference

Denver, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.