Montana Cattlemen’s Association
Presents the 19th Annual
~ Via Zoom ~
Saturday, December 5
Or by telephone: (253) 215 8782 or (312) 626 6799
Webinar ID: 956 4777 4246 Passcode: 120520
Montana COOL—Newell Roche, moderator
MCA Board member, Ken Morris
Northern Plains Resource cattle producer
Montana Farmers Union, President Walt Schweitzer
Brad Hamlett past Montana State Senator and Representative
Senator Jon Tester—National COOL, Cattle Market Reform, Water Protection Act
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break—Heiser saddle raffle drawing
Montana Meat Processing—Jan McDonald, moderator
Brian Engle, Pioneer Meats, Big Timber
Walt Schweitzer, Montana Farmers Union
Settlement/Compact Bills—Wally Congdon, moderator
Gale Decker, Lake County MT Commissioner
David Sipe, Lake County MT Commissioner
Flathead Reservation/Fort Belknap Reservation Water Compacts and how it affects counties and producers
Bison—Livestock or Wildlife—Gilles Stockton, moderator
Will Wild Bison be in Montana’s Future? Are Bison wildlife or livestock?
Montana State Representative, Ken Holmlund
Petroleum County Commissioner, Chris King
“Save the American Cowboy”, Laura Boyce
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Business Meeting—All members are encouraged to submit policy resolutions and MCA Board nominations. Refer: 2020 Board Nominations
Montana Cattlemen’s Association Mission Statement:
To actively participate with Montana cattle producers to protect our industry’s future.
To address market interests, serve to support Montana’s environmental, cultural and historical heritage, and protect the interests of Montana cattle producers in international markets and trade issues.
The Montana Cattlemen’s Association shall be true environmentalists in protecting and advancing their environmental positions in water rights, mineral rights, and natural resources.
The purpose of MCA is to address the market interests of Montana cattle producers. MCA will serve to support the environmental, cultural and historical interests of Montana cattle producers. A primary purpose is to ensure prosperity to rural Montana by advancing the interests of agriculture.
The MCA Board is comprised of 12 directors elected as follows: Three districts – Western, Central, Eastern – with two directors each; four at large directors elected from any part of Montana; one business director; and one Native American director. Those districts and current directors can be found by clicking on the officers & directors button above. Your voice through your director is important to the success of MCA and your future.
With a host of challenges facing the cattle producer and his way of life, it is imperative that each and every cattleman in the State of Montana becomes more active in protecting his livelihood.
By joining MCA your voice will be heard and with hard work, dedication, and perseverance the cattle industry will thrive.
MCA is working on issues such as:
- Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
- Animal Identification
- Property and Water Rights
- Montana Beef Checkoff
- Animal Health and Welfare
- Marketing and Competition
- Wildlife Management
- Government Relations
- Montana Certified Natural Beef
- Global Trade
- Youth in Agriculture
- Workers Comp Dividends
Montana Cattlemen’s Association is a producer-driven grassroots organization committed to increasing profitability for the Montana cattle industry. We are dedicated to increasing profit opportunities for you and your family as well as for future generations.