Front Range Livestock Association

 

History

The Front Range Livestock Association, a proud local affiliate of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (“CCA”), is the successor organization of one of the oldest livestock associations in Colorado.  An initial organizational meeting held at Black Hawk, Colorado, in 1919, resulted in the 1920 founding of the Gilpin County Livestock Association, which merged with the Jefferson County Livestock Association in 1921 to form the Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association. 

The Gilpin-Jefferson Livestock Association subsequently merged and consolidated with other local CCA affiliate organizations representing Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, and Denver counties, and on February 23, 2013, celebrated its ninety-second year by officially changing its name to “Front Range Livestock Association.”    

The focus of the Front Range Livestock Association (“FRLA”) is to be a resource for livestock producers in the counties within its jurisdiction, and to serve as a liaison between its members and CCA .  Although some of the FRLA members are larger livestock operations, more of FRLA’s efforts go towards addressing the sometimes unique concerns of livestock producers operating in the increasingly urban Front Range area, while also keeping its members up to date with developments impacting livestock production at the state and national level.  The leadership and members of FRLA are very interested in expanding the FRLA membership base, especially within the new member counties, and are excited about the opportunities available to the membership as the organization nears its one-hundredth year of existence.  Although FRLA is an affiliate of CCA, we welcome members involved or interested in the production of all species of livestock.    

 

Meetings

The FRLA holds monthly social meetings open to all members on the first Saturday of each month. All meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and are held at either Denny's Restaurant (9930 W 49th Ave, Wheat Ridge) or Davies Chuck Wagon Diner #2 (10151 W 26th Ave, Wheat Ridge).

FRLA also holds annual events for all it's members, including a summer picnic and an annual meeting (dates and location vary). 

The Front Range Livestock Assn. will be hosting its summer picnic on Saturday, September 7th, at 11:00 a.m. (serving food around noon) at Coby & Heather Pearce's Ranch (26883 Belcher Hill Road, Golden, CO). The FRLA will provide the main dish and drinks, please bring a side dish to share and your own plate/utensils.