Shane Bell, JJ Goicoechea, Ron Cerri, David Stix Jr., Kaley Sproul, and Katie Roberti attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., held March 27-30.


 NCA has had their Boots on the Hill

In March the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Annual Legislative Conference. This conference serves as an important part of the year for every State Cattlemen’s Association to meet with state delegation, and to address the unique issues and circumstances that face the cattle industry around the nation. The theme “Boots on the Hill” brought together numerous representatives of the beef industry all impacted by the policy decisions made in Washington D.C.

Before working with our legislators, NCA members Davey Stix Jr., Ron Cerri, JJ Goicoechea, Joe Guild, Shane Bell, Katie Roberti and Kaley Sproul attended briefings from our national affiliates at PLC and NCBA. The topics discussed ranged from federal land and environmental issues, to trade and more.

This last April we held the NCA Legislative Breakfast in Carson City. This gave ranchers the opportunity to network with legislators regarding upcoming bills and issues that affect the livestock industry. We had a great turn out this year and we thank everyone who came to help celebrate Nevada Ag Day at Legislature.

After our breakfast the Nevada Department of Agriculture held their “My Day in Ag” lunch, they also had a good turn out and had very educational/interactive displays.

We are very thankful for all of the members in the agricultural industry that are spending their time back at Legislature, especially our lobbyist Neena Laxalt. She does a great job for the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and we are very grateful for her!

Read more in the May issue of Sage Signals.



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Sage Signals

The Voice of the Nevada Livestock Industry

Inside the July Issue

  • Jake Uhlmann represents NCA at YCC
  • Membership Update
  • Calendar
  • National Beef Quality Audit - 2016
  • Moapa Valley 4-H
  • UNCE Snake Bite
  • NCBA Update
  • Grazing Term Permit Renewal
  • NV Beef Council



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


July 12-15, 2017

NCBA Annual Summer Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Denver, Colorado



August 11 & 12, 2017

Four different Ranches Many Different Riparian Management Success Stories

Friday, August 11, 8:00 a.m.
Meet at Folk Life Center in Elko

Saturday August 12, 10:00 a.m.
Meet at Winecup Ranch Headquarters
Tour begins at 10.

Contact Hanes Holman for more information at 775-468-0400



August 22-24, 2017

Grazing Management for Riparian-Wetland Areas Training Course

Winnemucca Convention Center
50 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, Nevada

More information coming soon



September 21-24, 2017

Public Lands Council Annual Meeting

Flagstaff, Arizona
Meeting and Hotel Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff

1175 W Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 

To book Call: Phone: 928-773-8888

Group Code: C-PLC or Book online



December 4-6, 2017

Annual NCA Convention

Elko Convention Center
700 Moren Way, Elko, Nevada