Washington Cattlemen's Association


8:00 AM08:00

Public Lands Tour 2018

See the impact of post-fire management on grazing and timber

Where: Glenwood School, 298 N. Bunnell St., Glenwood, WA 98613


8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Registration open, coffee & doughnuts available courtesy of Gallagher

9 a.m. - Busses depart

               Stop 1: DNR Land - Commissioner Franz to speak

               Stop 2: Private Land

               Stop 3: Bureau of Indian Affairs

1 p.m. - Lunch courtesy of CKP Insurance with beef donated by Double R Ranch (Agri Beef Co.)

               Speakers: Ethan Lane - Public Lands Council's activities: grizzly bears, Federal wolf delisting, and NEPA; Brenda Richards - Western Resources Legal Center: update on WRLC activities to support grazing on public lands

2:30 p.m. - Stop 4: U.S. Forest Service - Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, and Allen Rowley, Director of Rangeland Management, Forest Management, and Vegetation Ecology to speak

4 p.m. - Return to Glenwood

Please RSVP by July 11 to 509-925-9871 or wacattle@kvalley.com

Motels are available in the area, including:

Quality Inn Suites, 808 Simcoe Dr., Goldendale, 509-773-5881 for reservations, WCA Rate $108/night SINGLE ROOM

Ponderosa Motel, 775 E. Broadway St., Goldendale, 509-773-5842 for reservations

For people traveling from Porland, Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, 800-828-7873 for reservations

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Animal-Plant Investigation Course

Are you interested in understanding, and working with, law enforcement and animal and plant health officials in the event of an emergency?

The Animal/Plant Health Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course offers you that opportunity at the Washington State University Spokane Campus, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9.

The training is offered for free with a $4 parking fee.

If you'd like more information or would like to register, please contact Dione Mazzolini at dmmazzolini@fbi.gov.

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1:00 PM13:00

Grant County Cattlemen's Picnic

Hale's Farm & Feed will host and provide the beef for this year's BBQ.

Please bring your own beverages, table fixings, and a salad or dessert to share.

Contact WSU Extension at 509-754-2011 ext. 4363 or smithsm@wsu.edu to confirm space is available.

Hale's Farm & Feed is located at 1510 Basin St. SW, Ephrata. You can contact Hale's Farm & Feed by phone at 509-398-8554.

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10:00 AM10:00

June Executive Committee Meeting

Our next executive committee meeting will be June 19th in Pullman, WA. We would enjoy having some members attend who we don’t usually see, local input on WCA issues.

10 am – 12:45 pm WSU Beef Center, Country Club Road, Pullman, WA –

  • Presentations from WSU research/teaching/extension faculty & staff: Veterinary Medicine, Wolf interaction on cow stress, Economics, and Animal Science have been invited to share research
  • Look at facilities and cows (they will be AIing some) and meet Brent and Nick (management of WSU cattle)
  • Lunch (informal and some more research discussions)

12:45 – 1:00 pm Travel to campus

1 pm- 4:00 pm Executive meeting in Clark Hall, WSU Pullman Campus

Agenda Items:

  • Officer, District & Committee Reports
  • WAG & ESA Update
  • Reminder to attend July 18th WCA Annual Range Tour
  • Bull Test/Sale (having a conference call with consignors the night before)
  • Brand Update
  • All Ag Legislative Tour Report


Please RSVP by June 13th so we have enough lunch and drinks for everyone. This is a great opportunity to interact with WSU and WCA leadership! There is a possibility the new CAHNRS Dean will be joining us for lunch.

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

Email us at wacattle@kvalley.com