Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association


EDCLA Elbert County Fair BBQ
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - Horse Pavilion, Elbert County Fairgrounds
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 BBQ 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 BBQ. Members please report at 10:00 am to help with set up and serve the anticipated 500 meals.

EDCLA Ride with the Ranchers
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - Historic Bijou Ranch
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 [email protected] or call at 303-898-4128. 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.

EDCLA/CSU Extension Beef Cattle Symposium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - Ag Building, Elbert County Fairgrounds
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 [email protected] 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.

EDCLA Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. - Gates Merchantile Building, Elbert
The Annual Meeting features a great beef meal, guest speaker and auction. The auction raises critical funds for the youth programs, Ag in the Classroom, and various 4-H activities in Elbert and Douglas Counties. Doors open at 5:00, meeting is at 5:30 with dinner to follow. All members are invited to attend.