Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association
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.
Saturday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.; Horse Pavilion
Join the Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association for a Barbecue lunch before the Junior Livestock Sale! This great tradition raises funds for EDCLA scholarships and programs. The Barbecue begins at 11:00 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m. The beef or pork meal, with all the sides and dessert, is $10.00 per person, all ages. Tickets are available before the Barbecue at multiple locations or at the Barbecue itself. All members are encouraged to come out about 10 am to help set up and then at 11:00 serve about 500 meals to the public. This is one of our fundraisers that we do every year. Come out and meet your friends and neighbors.
EDCLA promotes agricultural education and hands on learning through the 4-H program’s Bred Heifer project and Catch-a-Calf program.
In 2018 - 2 Scholarships will be awarded to Bethany Phippen of Sadelia and Alexa Hagans of Elizabeth.
Scholarships will be presented to on Saturday, August 4th at 6:30 pm in the open pavilion at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa.
Elbert County Fair Parade on Sunday, August 5th. The EDCLA asks that anyone within the organization that would like to ride their horse in the Fair Parade be at the south end of the fairgrounds where we park to unload our horses by 10:30 am.