NMDA invites New Mexico ranchers to meet with Mexican cattle buyers

 

Meeting will take place during annual Joint Stockmen’s Convention in Albuquerque

(Albuquerque, N.M.) –New Mexico ranchers are invited to meet with Mexican cattle buyers from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza, located at 1901 University Blvd. NE. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is hosting the meeting in the International Room for attendees of the annual Joint Stockmen’s Convention, which is Thursday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 3.

This is the third consecutive year the NMDA has facilitated this meeting during the convention hosted by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association.

“This meeting provides a unique opportunity for cattle buyers and sellers to connect,” said New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte. “The previous meetings the last two years have resulted in successful sales, so we encourage New Mexico ranchers to attend.”

David Lucero, director of NMDA Marketing and Development Division, along with marketing specialist Juan Sanchez, will facilitate the meeting and translate if needed.

Buyers are interested in Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Santa Gertrudis and Brangus breeds. Ranchers are encouraged to bring catalogs, photos, Expected Progeny Differences and DVDs, as laptops will be available.

Ranchers attending the meeting do not have to be members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, however, they must register for the Joint Stockmen’s Convention. Visit http://nmagriculture.org/2017-joint-stockmens-convention/ to register. For more information about the convention, contact the NMCGA at 505-247-0584 or nmcga@nmagriculture.org.

For more information regarding the international meeting, or if you are unable to attend, contact Sanchez at 575-646-4929 or jsanchez@nmda.nmsu.edu.

To learn more about the NMDA, visit www.nmda.nmsu.edu. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NMDepartmentofAg and follow us on Twitter @NMDeptAg.

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