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NCA Welcomes New Executive Director Kaley Sproul

 The Nevada Cattlemen's Association (NCA) recently hired Kaley Sproul as their new Executive Director. Kaley is a well-qualified addition to our association having recently graduated from Great Basin College with an Associate of Arts degree in agriculture and is in the process of finishing her Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education for agriculture.

She has been involved in the promotion and sustainability of the livestock industry throughout her life. Kaley most recently worked at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in the Mineral County office coordinating with the statewide “Herds and Harvest” and “Beginning Farmers and Ranchers” programs.

“NCA extends a warm welcome to Kaley as we look forward to having her as our new NCA Executive Director," states Ron Torell, President of Nevada Cattlemen's Association.

Kaley will begin her work assignment with NCA on July 20, 2015.

NCA Welcomes Summer Intern Rick Barns

The NCA is pleased to announce that Rick Barnes of Jiggs, Nevada has taken on a summer internship with the  Association.

Rick grew up on his family’s cattle operation and attended Spring Creek High School where he was an active member in the Silver Sage FFA chapter. Rick spent two years in Casper, Wyoming attending Casper College. In May, Rick graduated from Casper College with associate degrees in animal science and ag business.

In August, after completion of his internship with NCA, Rick will continue his education at Colorado State University where he will pursue a degree in animal science and ag business.   

Congratulations to Scholarship Recipient Josie Moore

Josie Moore of Churchill County High School is the recipient of the 2015 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship. Nevada Cattlemen's Association Research and Education committee would like to congratulate Josie and wish her the very best as she continues her education.   Read Josie's winning essay in the next issue of Sage Signals, coming in July.


Amber Miller Represents NCA at NCBA 2015 Young Cattlemen's Conference

Over 50 cattle producers from across the country and across the industry participated in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2015 Young Cattlemen’s Conference including Amber Miller representing the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association. The Nevada Delegate was sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation.

Amber Miller, a fifth generation rancher, resides on the Gund Ranch near Jiggs, Nevada with her husband Travis and family. 

The aim of NCBA’s YCC program is to give these young leaders an understanding of all aspects of the beef industry. Beginning in Colorado, the group got an inside look at many of the issues affecting the beef industry and the work being done on both the state and national level to address these issues on behalf of our membership. While in Denver, CattleFax provided a comprehensive overview of the current cattle market and emerging trends.  

From Denver the group traveled to Chicago where they were able to visit the Chicago Board of Trade learning about risk-management and mitigation tools available to the cattle industry, McDonald’s Campus and OSI, one of the nation’s premiere beef patty producers. After Chicago, the group concluded their trip in Washington D.C. for an issue briefing on current policy priorities, including trade and Country-of-Origin Labeling, and an opportunity to visit with their congressional representatives.

See the full story in the July/August issue of

Sage Signals



Sage Signals

Sage Signals is taking a short vacation, but will return shortly.  Our most recent issue is the April 2015 issue.

April 2015

  • NCBA Initiates Young Beef Leader Program
  • Introducing NCBA Region VI “Young Beef Leader” – Amber Miller
  • Beef Quality Assurance
  • Riding for the NCA Brand: Food Supply
  • Earth Day 2050
  • Upcoming Events, Conferences, Seminars and Tour Information
  • Precipitation Monitoring to Accurately Depict Drought Conditions on your Allotment
  • Prepare for Wildfire
  • NV Legislative Update
  • US Legislative Update
  • News from NCBA
  • EPA Water Rule Infringes Americans’ Private Property Rights
  • Nevada Beef Council News




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If you have information please contact the Elko County Sheriff at 775-777-2507 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture Brand Division at 775-738-8076. 

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For details and information about these events, please visit the events page.

4 JULY 2015

Independence Day

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1 AUGUST 2015

NCA Fallon Bull Sale Consignments Open to NCA Members

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NCA Fallon Bull Sale Consignments Open to Non-NCA Members


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12-14 NOVEMBER 2015

Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention & Trade Show
Winnemucca, NV.  Plan now to attend! For more information contact the NCA office 775- 738-9214 or nca@nevadabeef.org. 

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NCA Fallon Bull Sale Consignments Entries Close



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27-30 JANUARY 2016

NCBA 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show
San Diego, CA

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19-20 FEBRUARY 2016

50th Anniversary Fallon All-Breeds Bull Sale
Fallon Livestock Exchange, Fallon, NV
Contact NCA office for more information: 775-738-9214 or nca@nevadabeef.org