Our Mission

The mission of New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association is to advance and protect the cattle industry of New Mexico, work toward solutions of cattle industry problems, promote the well being of the industry, provide an official and united voice on issues of importance to the cattle producers and feeders, and to create and maintain an economic climate that will provide members of the Association the opportunity to obtain optimum return on their investments within the free enterprise system."

The Benefits of Membership

Your membership support will strengthen the efforts of the NMCGA to promote, protect and serve your industry. Many issues are facing us today and it takes a strong united voice to make a difference. The NMCGA is working hard to protect the rights of livestock producers, as well as private property owners, on many fronts including legislation, litigation, regulations and water. NMCGA is an issues organization, and as a member, you have the ability to directly influence the policy of the Association and indirectly have an impact on policy makers and government agencies at the state and federal levels.

New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association is a non-profit trade association that represents ranchers and beef producers in legislative affairs, beef promotion and industry interests.  Our funding is generated almost entirely by voluntary dues paid by members, who in turn determine the direction and policy of the organization. Join our efforts of protecting our way of life, become a member today!

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Female Mexican Wolf 2754 is on the move again!

By: Michelle Frost-Maynard, NMCGA

The Mexican wolf dubbed Asha last winter is back.  Once again, the wolf is north of I-40. That is outside the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s designated territory for Mexican wolves in New Mexico.

Last winter the wolf entered northern New Mexico near Clines Corner. Weeks later, she was captured near Taos, and then released again in Arizona. On Thursday, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued a statement that the collared wolf has been positively identified. This time the wolf is near Jemez Springs.

More than half the Mexican wolves in New Mexico do not have tracking collars according to Loren Patterson, President of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association. “We do not know if this wolf is alone or whether she is traveling in a pack. We urge New Mexicans who are not accustomed to having the Mexican wolf in their backyard to exercise caution, especially for vulnerable children, pets and livestock in rural areas.  Regrettably, this is another installment of what we can expect in the future.”

The Mexican Wolf is a protected species under federal and state law. According to the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Mexican wolves have endangered species protection. Harming, harassing or killing Mexican wolves may result in a hefty fine or incarceration.


NMCGA Photo Contest

Please find the rules and more information below. 

NMCGA Photo Contest Rules.docx