Annual Meeting- January 14th

Season’s Greetings to the Members of NCWCA and Area Cattlemen!

The NCWCA January Beef Event and Annual Meeting will be held at the Ice Age Pavilion, 847 Fayette Ave, Rib Lake, WI 54470 on January 14, 2017. The day begins at 1 pm. Presentations include Wisconsin wolf facts, a veterinary feed update, and our keynote presenter Richard Cates, Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Ag Systems discussing Opportunities for the Next Generation.
The Annual Meeting includes board elections and an advisory ballot. You will be asked to vote on supporting or not supporting the advisory ballot which reads “Due to the lack of scholarship applications, the board is looking to expand the scope of the NCWCA Scholarship Fund to support other projects or programs which support the beef industry.” Other agenda items include awarding our 2017 scholarship and discussing the 2017 Round-up. The Round-up includes the Seed Stock Sale and **new this year** a Beef Preview Show. The Seed Stock Sale is your opportunity to consign breeding stock of all breeds, both commercial and registered. You will receive 1% cut on the sale commission when your consignment is booked by February 15. The sale may be cancelled if there is not enough member participation.
Dinner featuring Camp 28’s prime loin will be served following the annual meeting. Dinner tickets are $8 each with your paid 2017 membership, which you may pay for at the door. Membership levels are Family for $40, Single or Associate for $25. Extra meal tickets (without paid membership) are available for $28.00 per person, so please invite fellow beef producers to attend with you. So we may adequately plan the meal, please call Amanda with your RSVP by January 6. Amanda may be reached by calling 715-571-1294 (leave a message) or email to
We will have a fun auction following dinner, with proceeds deposited into the NCWCA Scholarship Fund. Your donations for this auction are appreciated. Please bring your item (and your check book) along with you on January 14.
If you are unable to attend, but wish to renew your membership, please return the membership form found in the NCWCA newsletter or on our website. In addition to providing several fun educational events throughout the year, benefits of being a member include: fantastic networking ability, discounts for the spring bull breeding soundness exam, participation in the NCWCA Seed Stock Sale and use of the NCWCA chute.
On the behalf of the officers and directors of NCWCA, we want to thank you for your support in the past and send a wish for a successful 2017 to everyone involved in the beef business!

Kurt Hallstrand, President, NCWCA, Inc.    and Directors: Todd Andreshak, Leo Sanftner, Jack Johnson, Ted Pydo, Gene Meier,  Steve Suchomel, Lance Gustafson, and James Carlson

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