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Greetings to Cochise Graham Cattle Growers Members,

We’ve been busy planning the annual meeting for Saturday, June 15th at the Elk’s Lodge and it is shaping up to be a good one with guest speakers, awards, door prizes and great food. You will be getting the renewal form in the mail shortly, or you can access it through the button below.


We have been updated on the Coronado Forest lawsuit with SACPA. No court date yet but money is being raised with calf rollovers at Willcox and Marana. The plaintiffs are asking the Court to halt all cattle grazing on the Coronado National Forest until a new Biological Opinion is written. That’s more than 175 grazing allotments. The process to produce a new Biological Opinion could take years if the court finds for the plaintiffs. SACPA is represented in this case by Norman James, Esq. SACPA is asking for support from all producers for this important fundraiser, even if you don’t have cattle on the Coronado National Forest. If the plaintiffs win this case, expect the BLM and State lands grazing allotments to be their next target. The goal is to auction 50 calves per sale. Please contribute a calf or make a cash donation. Visit their website at to learn more.


To raise funds for legal fees, two calf rollover auctions are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Marana Stockyards and Livestock Auction 

Thursday, May 16, 2024 – Willcox Livestock Auction


Cochise Graham also contributed to the PLC (Public Lands Council) fees. This is a good lobby group, not only for ranchers using public lands but for all ranchers.


We are also a “Wagon Boss” sponsor for the 2024 Willcox West Fest, which will be April 12-14 at Quail Park. The 10th annual event features a chuckwagon cookoff contest and ranch rodeo. Visit their Facebook page at “Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo & Chuck Wagon Cook-Off” for more information on this eventful weekend.

We also have several proposed By-law changes, and nominations for new Board members and Officers. Membership will need to approve all of these so be sure to stay for the membership meeting on the 15th, scheduled for 3pm-4:30pm.


Here's to a good spring,

John Ladd

520-456-5938 or

CGCG President, John Ladd

Cochise-Graham Cattle Growers hosted a members-only meeting with the AZGFD regarding wolf activity in our area. Contact information for the
AZGFD contacts are;

Jim DeVos

Clay Crowder
Cell: 602-717-9890

Local wolf sightings should be reported to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office Ranch Patrol Officers:
Cody Essary
Jesse Mitche

USDA's APHIS Wildlife Services Inspector Al Tomlinson will handle wolf kill investigations.

The Cochise-Graham Cattle Growers Association was established in 1912 and is a grassroots organization that supports and promotes cattle producers and production agriculture with a focus on southeastern Arizona. 


Ranchers within Cochise and Graham counties are eligible for membership. Membership dues are $50 and renewed annually. 

Attention Members! If you have an issue or concern, or want to share good news, reach out to us at:

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