NMDA invites New Mexico ranchers to meet with Mexican cattle buyers

New Mexico ranchers are invited to meet with Mexican cattle buyers from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in Albuquerque at the Sandia Resort & Casino, located at 30 Rainbow Road Northeast. 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 Dec. 5 through Dec. 7.

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

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte said NMDA looks forward to this opportunity. 

“The International Room at the Joint Stockmen’s Convention provides an important opportunity for New Mexico cattle growers to meet their neighbors from Mexico, learn their cattle needs and showcase their livestock,” said Witte. “Relationships are created, friendships are developed, and cattle producers from both countries benefit.”

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 https://nmagriculture.org/store/#!/JSC-Registration-Early-Bird-Package/p/71352885/category=23882040 to register. For more information about the convention, contact the NMCGA at 505-247-0584 or [email protected].

For more information regarding the international meeting, or if you are unable to attend, contact Sanchez at 575-646-4929 or[email protected].