Mexico Beef Cattlemen Visit Idaho Cattle Ranches

Monday August 19, 2019

On July 28 - August 1, 2019, six Mexican cattle ranchers visited Idaho to source Idaho livestock and livestock genetics for the Mexican market. Tours and meetings centered around helping the delegation learn first-hand about Idaho’s robust beef industry and reputation for outstanding cattle and exceptional breeding programs.

Some of the Mexican cattlemen were from fourth-generation cattle operations.  Their ranches ranged from 50 - 850 head, 100 - 15,000 acres, and elevations from 4,800 - 9,000 feet. The cattle ranchers were looking for mostly Angus (both black and red) and Hereford cattle.

During the mission, the delegation toured and met with Idaho cattle ranchers and industry leaders. The tour and meeting schedule covered three full days including visits to various ranches and feedlots as well as a stop at the University of Idaho Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center in Carmen.

The delegates universally lauded the consistent quality of the cattle they saw and were very impressed by Idaho’s beef cattle industry.  Several of the ranchers are already making plans to return to Idaho to attend some of the October heifer sales.

The inbound mission was sponsored by the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export Inc. (USLGE). For more information on USLGE and participating in future missions, please contact Laura Johnson at