NMDA offers exporting opportunity at Joint Stockmen’s Convention

For immediate release: November 30, 2015

Media contact:
Katie Goetz, Public Information Officer
575-646-2804 office

(ALBUQUERQUE) – Ranchers attending the 2015 New Mexico Joint Stockmen’s Convention in Albuquerque December 3-6 are invited to stop by New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s (NMDA) International Room to meet and talk with Mexican cattle buyers, one on one.

NMDA marketing specialists Juan Sanchez and David Lucero – both of whom are fluent in English and Spanish – will be on hand to make introductions and help translate.  The programs they work with can benefit ranchers of all backgrounds, regardless of exporting experience.

“We have 10 buyers interested in Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Santa Gertudis, and Brangus breeds,” Sanchez said.  “Along with these buyers, we’ve invited Jose Luis Gabilondo from the Santa Teresa Livestock Export Facilities and Bilo Wallace, Jr. from the Columbus Livestock Export Facilities, to attend and answer questions about exporting livestock into Mexico.”

Sanchez said ranchers are encouraged to bring their business cards, catalogs, photos, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs), DVDs, etc.  NMDA will have two laptops available so ranchers can show their digital content.

Ranchers need not be members of New Mexico Cattle Growers Association to talk with potential buyers in the International Room, but they must register for the 2015 New Mexico Joint Stockmen’s Convention taking place at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North.  Ranchers who cannot attend the Joint Stockmen’s Convention can get in touch with Sanchez by calling 575-646-4929 or emailing jsanchez@nmda.nmsu.edu.

At a separate booth, NMDA invites livestock scale owners to register with their email address so they can receive information related to livestock scale inspections.  Other departmental information will also be available at NMDA’s booth.

For more information about NMDA and its programs and services, please visit www.nmda.nmsu.edu.