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Livestock Association hosts annual banquet

North Central Livestock Association (NCLA) hosts its second annual banquet and business meeting Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m., at The Imperial River Company in Maupin.

The free event will include presentations about recent industry research, as well as wolves in Oregon. Representatives of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, county sheriffs and commissioners will be present.

David W. Bohnert, director of Oregon State University’s Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, will present “Supplementation strategies to improve performance and grazing distribution.” A break will follow for dinner and business. Following, Todd Nash, OCA Wolf Committee chairman, will discuss the Oregon wolf plan, its impacts locally and potential county responsibilities as wolves expand their territory in Oregon.

Business meeting topics will include fundraising, community involvement and the growth of the new organization. Ray Sessler, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association president, and John Johnson, its District 2 vice president, will offer reports on state-level cattle industry efforts and how to stay engaged with important issues that affect Wasco and Sherman county producers.

“All stock growers, businesses and individuals interested in supporting the efforts of NCLA are encouraged to attend,” said Keith Nantz, NCLA president. “We have made some great headway in our maiden year and look forward to further progress in the next.”

For more information about meeting specifics, contact Nantz at or 541-910-5179. Call the Sherman County Extension office at 541-565-3230 to RSVP for the event by Feb. 7.


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