"CICA is strictly a grassroots driven group,
as we represent private enterprise and the true
cattle growers of Colorado."
Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association accepting Intern Scholarship Applications
April 13, 2017 - Download PDF
Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association Joel Franz Memorial Internship
March 30, 2017 - Download PDF
Equal Standing Bill
February 24, 2017 - Download PDF
Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association looks forward to 2017
February 24, 2017 - Download PDF
KSIR Radio Interview
March 31st, 2016 - Download Audio
February 27th, 2016 - Download PDF
Hello neighbors, friends and family!
I hope you can attend this incredible presentation. We are privileged to have the expertise of Dr. Angus McIntosh and Beverly Rave. Please pass this along to anyone in CO, OK, KS, or NM that has deeded land, State Land, BLM or USFS allotments.
We all need to be educated on issues like the public Walk In Legislation (which will affect ALL State Leases) and WOTUS and the EPA. Many of us do know our legal rights on our deeded, State leases and grazing allotments.
Mark your calendars to attend this free event.
For Immmediate Release - The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association is pleased to introduce Lorene Bonds of Durango, Colorado as President.
President's Message - Download PDF
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association would like to welcome you to our website.
Please visit each menu item to keep up to date on our activities and hot topics within our industry. Always remember that we have an open book with our organization and no hidden agendas. Keep up with monthly minutes, by-laws and policies. Annual convention information will be coming soon so please keep July open to attend.
Another year passes us by with the usual ups and downs. Cattle prices reached new highs and then tumbled downwards. As usual, government intervention into our industry makes significant negative impacts, namely the repeal of COOL labeling of our USA beef and the importation of beef products from diseased countries.
Sustainability is a key word these days. Folks, be extremely careful with the use of this word. We as ranchers have been sustaining our way of life for centuries. Now the World Trade Organization would like to enforce its definition of sustainability. Do you honestly believe politicians should define how we handle our cattle? Are they promoting governmental control over our industry?
With each New Year come new challenges. We, as on organization will face these challenges head on. By staying educated and fighting our way to the truths, we will be able to actively promote policy that will benefit our livestock industry and secure our ranching livelihood.
So, as I hear the crunch of the snow under my feet as I make my way to the feed truck, I continue to Thank God for my family, my ranch life and all the amazing cattle producers that are members of the CICA, for it is you who holds the key to our future. It is you who are the strong individuals who will make their voices heard and it is you, who will keep our cattle industry thriving.
Lorene Bonds, President
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