Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association
Join the Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association for a Barbecue lunch before the Junior Livestock Sale. This great annual tradition raises funds for EDCLA sponsorships and youth programs. The Barbeque runs from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Horse Pavilion. The beef or pork meal with sides and dessert is $15 per person. Advance tickets are available at various locations or at the Barbeque. Members please report at 10:00 am to help with set up and serve the anticipated 500 meals.
The Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association “Ride with the Ranchers” will be hosted at the Historic Bijou Ranch located 9 miles east of Kiowa at mile marker 32. For more information and pre-registration please contact Lee Benjamin at Benjaminranch@reagan.com. Check-in / Registration is at 9:00 onsite with the ride starting at roughly 9:30. The ride will conclude with a meal cooked onsite and includes steak, beans, potato salad, drinks and dessert. $45 for ride and meal or $20 for meal only (Cash or Check only). Weather backup date scheduled for September 7th.
The biannual Beef Cattle Symposium will be held at the Ag Building at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa. This event offers a full day of education from leading industry experts addressing challenges of raising beef cattle today. A complementary lunch will be served. Please RSVP to EDCLA2017@gmail.com by Friday, September 20th so we can be sure to have a meal for everyone. This event is made possible through generous sponsorships. THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE.
Organized in 1875, the Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association (EDCLA) is one of the oldest livestock associations and is a affiliate of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). EDCLA promotes health, education, agricultural business, land and resource stewardship, family and community in Elbert and Douglas counties.
EDCLA has more than 120 members who take an active role in the issues that affect livestock owners and producers. Major issues include the future of agriculture, brand laws, grazing and water use, noxious weeds and predators.
EDCLA takes pride in our youth. Annually EDLCA provides three $1,000 college scholarships to Elbert and Douglas county seniors that will be attending colleges in an agricultural-related major. EDCLA sponsors the annual barbeque at the Elbert County Fair which along with the “Ride with the Ranchers” trail rides help fund the scholarship program.
The board of directors meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Any member is welcome.
Doug McFarland, EDCLA Treasurer