Washington Cattlemen's Association

509-925-9871

 

Ketch Pen

The Ketch Pen is a monthly publication produced by the Washington Cattlemen's Association to inform members, businesses, and others about WCA policy, events and involvement. If you are interested in advertising in the Ketch Pen please contact the office at 509.925.9871 or email us at wacattle@kvalley.com

 
 

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May

What's Inside:

  • WCA Federal Priorities - Page 3
  • West Nile Virus & Equine Herpes Virus - Page 13
  • Klickitat County Update - Page 18 & 19

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April

What's Inside:

  • CERCLA success by Toni - Page 6 & 7
  • Revival of the Klickitat County Bull Tour - Page 14
  • WCA Bull Test Sale - Page 18 & 19
  • WCA & PLC's Press Release on Grizzly Bears - Page 24

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March

What's Inside:

  • EVP Update: Legislative State & Federal; Brand Survey Results - Page 5
  • Members Under Fire - Page 6
  • Washington Cattlemen and Cattlewomen attend the National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona - Page 20
  • Beef Day on The Hill Photos - Pages 22&23

February

What's Inside:

  • Messages from WCA President, WCA EVP, WCW President - Pages 3-5
  • Animal Disease Traceability: Why Now? - Page 6
    • WSDA to replace metal tags with RFID - Page 16
  • A Hirst Solution - Page 10
  • Large Slaughter Weights Beg the Question: Are Steaks Too Big? - Page 26 (6th page in second half)

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January 

What's Inside:

  • Livestock Inspection Program (brand) Info - Pages: 3, 5, others listed below
  • WAC related to Brad - Page 10 start 
  • Livestock Inspection Program WSDA Report - Page 12
  • WSDA Proposed Rule Changes - Page 12
  • Upcoming Events - Page 21

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December

What's Inside:

  • Message from the Convention Director - Page 5
  • Water and Ecology Update - Page 8
  • WCW County Reports - Page 14 - 24
  • Bull Test Report - Page 17-19

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November

What's Inside:

  • Department of Ecology Letters and What to Do: Page 8
  • Livestock Case Study from State Veterinarian's Office: Page 10 & 16
  • Bill Bennett Turns 90 Years Old: Page 14

 


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October

What's Inside:

  • National Beef Quality Audit funded by the Beef Check Off: Page 8
  • Culvert Case: Page 12
  • Membership Spotlight, Don McClure: Pages 16-17
  • Convention Info: Pages 18-19

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September

What's Inside:

  • Resolutions: Retire, Amended, New
  • WSDA: The Lowdown on Livestock ID Tags: One Tag Fits All!  Page 10
  • Scholarship Opportunities: Page 12
  • 2017 WCA/WCA Convention Info: Page 18 

July/August

What's Inside:

  • Public Lands Tour Recap: Page 7
  • Top Questions We Receive About The Beef Checkoff: Page 8
  • Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis: Page 17

 

 

May

What's Inside:

  • Rangeland Utilization, Tip Hudson: Page 10
  • Grizzly Bear Reintroduction Plan: Page 14
  • Weak Calf Syndrome, Drs. John R. Wenz and Craig McConnell: Page 15

April

What's Inside:

  • Message from WCA President: Page 2
  • Message from BOD Assistant: Page 3
  • Message from WCW President: Page 4
  • Ag in the Classroom Update: Page 5
  • Washington Beef Commission: Page 6
  • Water and Ecology: Page 8
  • Update from WSDA: Page 9
  • Livestock Inspection Shortfall: Page 16
  • Public Lands Committee Report: Page 17
 

March 

What's Inside: 

  • Message from WCA President: Page 2
  • Report from State Veterinarian: Page 7 
  • Message from WCW President: Page 4
  • WA Beef Commission: Page 9 
  • Water Update: Page 6
  • Letter to the Editor, by Jim Hinton: Page 13
 

February

What’s Inside:

  • Message from WCA President: Page 2
  • Message from WCW President: Page 4
  • Ag in the Classroom Update: Page 5
  • Updates in Law, Toni Meacham: Page 10
  • State Veterinarian: Page 12

Washington Cattlemen's Association | P.O. Box 96 | Ellensburg, WA 98926 | 509-925-9871

Email us at wacattle@kvalley.com