Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Seeking Nominations for:

— Teacher of the Year —


— 100,000 Mile Club —

TEACHER OF THE YEAR Nominations are due October 1, 2018. For more information and nomination form, click here.

100,000 MILE CLUB AWARD Nominations are due by November 1, 2018. For more information, click here.



Nevada Cattlemen’s Association 83rd Joint Annual Convention and Tradeshow

November 15-17, 2018 • Winnemucca Nevada

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is eager to announce this year’s convention. The 83rd Annual Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show will be held November 15-17, 2018 at the Winnemucca Convention Center in Winnemucca, NV. As NCA members around the state gather in Winnemucca, we will celebrate a lifetime of traditions, revise and review policies, and take a chance to enjoy our friends and neighbors.

At convention members of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, guest speakers and vendors that provide services to the beef cattle industry will join together to celebrate the Nevada Livestock Industry. NCA staff and officers are working hard to provide you with a memorable and educational experience.

Registration for convention will be available here, on the website, and will also be sent out by mail and email at the end of this month. If you are interested in attending and would like more information please call the office at 1-775-738-9214 or email The forms for exhibit booths and sponsorships have been sent out. If you did not receive of these forms and wish to receive one please contact us, we would be happy to send one to you. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association would like to thank the sponsors and exhibitors; they help make our event a success.

Committees will meet in October to discuss new issues or resolutions to be proposed at convention and review past resolutions. These meetings take place to set policies. This is a chance for you to provide input to a committee chairman on any changes to a policy or a new policy that affects our industry and way of life. By participating it is a great way to get involved and have your voice be heard in the policy-making process. For more information on each committee, please contact the Committee Chairs or the NCA Executive Director.

A tentative schedule of the convention will be available soon. 

We look forward to seeing you all at convention!





Sage Signals

The Voice of the Nevada Livestock Industry


Inside the September Issue


• NCA 83rd Annual Convention

• NCA Seeking 100,000 Mile Club Nominations

• Seeking 2108 Teacher of the Year Nominations

• Nevada Centennial Awards Application Due

• Sam Mori, Greetings from Cow Country

• NV CattleWomen Annual Meeting

• Sage Grouse Bulletin #7

• NV Beef Council







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.




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

AUGUST 1, 2018

2019 NCA Fallon Bull Sale Consignments Open to NCA Membership

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2019 NCA Fallon Bull Sale Consignments Open to the Public

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SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2018

Public Lands Council Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration

Canyon Village Resort, Park City, Utah

FMI and to Register

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NOVEMBER 15-17, 2018

2018 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association

Annual Conference

Winnemucca, Nevada

Winnemucca Convention Center

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FEBRUARY 16, 2019

NCA Fallon Bull Sale

Fallon Livestock, LLC

Fallon, NV