2014 Cattlemen's Workshop

10th Annual

Cattleman’s Workshop 

Charting a Course for the Future


Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Blue Mountain Conference Center

404 12th Street, La Grande, OR



  9:00 - 9:15               Workshop Introductions & Overview

  9:15 - 10:15             With Vision There is Hope – Future of the Ag Industry      

Bruce Vincent; Libby, MT

 10:15 - 10:45             Break (provided by sponsors)

 10:45 - 11:45             Animal Welfare/Rights & the Beef Cattle Industry    

Dr. Bernie Rollin; Distinguished Professor, University Bioethicist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 11:45 - 1:00               Lunch (provided by sponsors)

  1:00 - 1:45               Using Health Programs to Market Your Cattle

Dee Griffin, DVM; University of Nebraska, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center

  1:45 - 2:30               Value-Added Opportunities for the Beef Cattle Industry

Leann Saunders; Founder, IMI Global, Castle Rock, CO

  2:30 - 2:45               Break (provided by sponsors)

  2:45 - 3:30               Value Based Marketing for the Cow Calf Producer 

Tom Brink; Founder/Owner, Brink Consulting/Trading, Brighton, CO

  3:30 - 4:00               Panel Discussion & Wrap-up





Note:  For more information, please contact Kim McKague or Tim DelCurto at (541) 562-5129



Directions to Blue Mountain Conference Center

404 12th Street, La Grande, OR 97850:

From 1-84 Westbound:

Take first La Grande Exit – La Grande/Union Exit 265.  Turn LEFT off the exit onto Hwy 30. Go under the freeway and pass the Flying J truck stop.  From the freeway, go 2 miles and turn LEFT on Gekeler Lane.  This road is a little hard to see (UPS will be on your left just before the turn) - there is a green sign ½ mile before the turn off that says, "Gekeler Lane.  ½ mile"!  Go up Gekeler Lane until you reach 12th Street. Turn RIGHT.  The “Blue Mountain Conference Center” will be on your left. 


From 1-84 Eastbound:

Take 1st La Grande Exit 259.  At the second light, turn RIGHT on 4th Street.  Go up the hill past the High School and turn Left at the Stop Sign onto Gekeler Lane. Turn Left on 12th Street. The “Blue Mountain Conference Center” will be on your left past the Shell Station.


Brought to you in previous years by:


ABS Global

Agri Beef/PerforMix Nutrition Systems

All West/Select Sires

Allflex USA, Inc.

Alltech Inc.

Bar CK Cattle Co.

Beef Northwest

Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

CHS Feed/PGG Inc.

Community Bank

D&B Supply

Diamond H Livestock

Fay Ranches Inc.

Genex Cooperative, Inc.

Harrell Hereford Ranch

IMI Global, Inc.

Les Schwab Tire Center

Noahs Angus Ranch

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Oregon Beef Council

Oregon State University

Oregon Trail Livestock Supply/Immvac Inc.

Oregon Trail Seed

Pacific Intermountain Mortgage

Powder River, Inc.

Price Cattle Company

Richland Feed & Seed, Inc

Oregon Cattlemen's Association

Thomas Angus Ranch

Wells Fargo

Z Tags North America