Most Recent President’s Letter of October 4, 2016

Shadehill, SD October 4, 2016 Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association of America, This letter is to report that we had a very successful 2016 British White Annual Meeting, Cattle Show and Sale last weekend in Purcell, Oklahoma. It was obvious that some very hard work and careful planning had been done to […]

British White Cattle Association President’s Letter October 8, 2015

Shadehill, SD

October 7, 2015

Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association of America,

Greetings to all, and I hope things are going well for you. The temperatures have cooled off considerably here now and the days are just beautiful, but there is the usual fall urgency to hurry and get things buttoned up and snug before the world gets white again.

Our British White Association Annual Meeting and Cattle Show was held on October 2-3 in Purcell, Oklahoma, and it was a complete success. Clay Wright spoke on factors to consider in selecting a bull, and Marty New talked about proper nutrition for the beef cow. There were also some interesting tours of the area and plenty of good food.

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter February 17, 2015

Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association of America,

The BWCAA Board of Directors had a meeting last night via teleconference. Most of the discussion centered on the 2015 Annual Meeting at Purcell, OK, on October 2,3 and 4th. The Annual Meeting Committee brought us a rough draft for an agenda, meals, motels, cattle show details, etc. It sounds like an exciting event coming up, and as soon as the myriad of items gets narrowed down, corralled and decided on, we’ll let you know. Hope to see you there.

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015
Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association of America,
I hope things are going well for you all as you do battle with the elements so as to keep those cattle fed and comfortable. February is a short month, just twenty eight days, and it won’t be long before the first of the little white calves of 2015 will be running around and enjoying the world from our side of the cow.
Last night the Board of Directors had another conference call meeting. This conference call system, I think, is a pretty good deal. It used to be we’d have to spend days and lots of miles and expense just for a little meeting.

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter January 14, 2015

Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association of America,

I hope things are going well for you in this brand new year. Winter is certainly upon us. We’ve had some cold and wind, but so far, the snow hasn’t been much of a problem. I think if you are going to have a little dry spell, it works best to have it in the winter time.

On Monday evening, January 12, the Board of Directors had a meeting by teleconference. Sue Seep was happy to report that we have six new memberships in the last month or so. They are:
Steve Boothe – Opp, Alabama
Steve Chandler – Dallas, Texas
Hank Delvin – College Grove, Tennessee
Charles and Carol Norman – Backus, Minnesota
Scott and Angela Stuart –Chandler, Oklahoma
(the Stuart children, Danielle and Johnathan, are Junior Members)
Stephen and Danielle Villines – Weatherford, Oklahoma

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter December 10, 2014

Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association of America,

Greetings to all of you, and best wishes during this Christmas season. The girls have been doing some major decorating already, and the kids are planning a trip to the Slim Buttes on Friday to cut trees for all the families. The weather here has been great this past week or so, which makes outside work that much easier.
The Board of Directors met via conference call on Monday, December 8th. Steve Montgomery reported having a very successful ranch gathering last weekend with almost 30 in attendance. The group spent the day looking at cattle, discussing business, and then, later, gathered for an evening meal. He also said there were a number of young people present who were quite excited about using British Whites for 4-H projects and as show animals. Good job, Steve!

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter Sept. 5, 2014

Dear Members of the British White Cattle Association,

My wife, Ericka, and I had a very enjoyable time last weekend in the Minnesota north woods at the 2014 BWCAA Annual Meeting. The turnout was very good. We met many new people, and now in my mind I can put faces on voices that I’ve only heard over the phone.
Friday was a full day. In the morning, Dr. Will Winter talked to us about nutrition and the importance of developing a good rumen in our cattle so they can more efficiently utilize the forage or feed we put in front of them. He gave us much to think about, and I believe I scribbled down a full page of notes.

After dinner, Kit Pharo took the stage and stressed how cattle need to be the correct phenotype and frame score for the producer to survive the inevitable ups and downs of the market.

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter July 12, 2014

July 12, 2014

British White Cattle Association Members

Dear Members,
According to our Bylaws, members of the Board of Directors of our Association serve 3-year terms. Of the nine total members, the terms of Joe Bigbee, Kevin Reed and Jonathan Wiechmann expire this year at the time of the annual meeting on August 30, in Ogema, MN.
Joe Bigbee has decided not to run again this year, but we all sincerely thank Joe for his many faithful years of service to our Association. His wise and practical thinking has always been a great asset in our Board meetings, and we will miss him. Thanks, Joe.

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British White Cattle Association President’s Letter April 7, 2014

Greetings to all of you at this welcome time of year when winter is finally in its last kicks, and little hints of spring are becoming more and more apparent. New calves are dotting the pastures, and I’m sure many of you are even seeing some green grass starting. It’ll be great to do chores without having to climb into the usual six or seven layers before heading out the door.
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