CCA’s 2023 Annual Convention is in Full Swing


For Immediate Release
Contact: Colorado Cattlemen's Association
303-431-6422 | [email protected]

June 20, 2023


CCA’s 2023 Annual Convention is in Full Swing

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) keeps on rolling through to the second day of Annual Convention. Yesterday hosted three rounds of committee meetings focused on critical updates, education, and lively policy discussions. Each committee meeting allowed attendees the opportunity to engage with experts in all sectors of the beef industry and discuss industry opportunities and challenges. Thank you to the committee members and guest speakers for your participation and engagement.

CCA also celebrated the 2023 Leopold Conservation Award winner, the LeValley Ranch and family of Hotchkiss, Colo., during Monday’s lunch. Congratulations again to the LeValley family for their generational commitment to rangeland health, responsible stewardship, and working lands management. 

Today’s schedule includes the sixth annual Ranching Legacy Symposium and CCA’s “Mountain Meat-Up”. See below for a full schedule:

6th Annual Ranching Legacy Symposium

  • 9:00 a.m. State of the Industry - Critical Updates on Critical Issues
    • Dave Weaber, Animal Protein Analyst, Terrain
    • Sigrid Johannes, Associate Director, Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for Natural Resources
    • Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Break for Lunch in the CCA Trade Show
  • 1:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    • Federal Lands
      • Join U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management staff to discuss permit acquisition, base property requirements, and other questions as a federal lands grazer. Additionally, Colorado and National Public Lands Council leaders will speak about policy and on-the-ground issues of importance to our state.
    • Sustainability and Grazing
      • Join CSU AgNext, Corteva Agriscience, and Envu Range and Pasture for robust discussions and presentations regarding grazing management projects and principles as well as sustainability advancements on rangelands.
    • Wolf Introduction
      • Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) staff for in-depth strategies to prepare for wolf introduction. Learn about effective strategies to implement non-lethal deterrents; report and document wolf predations based on recent CPW rulemaking; and other protective preparation suggestions. CPW experts will also be in the room to answer outstanding questions about wolf introduction.

Mountain Meat-Up - 5:00 p.m.

  • Join CCA for a reception, banquet, and evening of fun at the Mt. Werner Lodge at the top of Steamboat Mountain. The night will include several award presentations, CCA presidential addresses, connecting with new and old friends, and as always, a delicious beef dinner!

If you can’t make it today, there is an opportunity to get involved during tomorrow’s morning events with CCA’s Beef and Business breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. 


Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) is the state’s premier cattlemen’s association serving as the principal voice and advocate for Colorado beef production. CCA accomplishes this through its vision of “advancing the legacy” of beef production for its members by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that provides growth and opportunity for future generations.

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