Cattlemen Plan Annual April 5 Meeting, Add Ranch Rodeo Scramble

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Assoc

LAMAR – Teams may still sign up for the ranch rodeo being held in conjunction with Colorado’s oldest livestock organization’s annual events.   

 The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will mark its 145th year with its annual meeting, ranch rodeo scramble, auction, banquet and cowboy ball on April 5th at Springfield.  

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5th at the Minnick Building on the Baca County Fairgrounds in Springfield. The session for Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers county ranchers and agricultural community supporters starts at 9:30 a.m. with ag industry, association and legislative updates. 

A ranch rodeo scramble will start at 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds arena. The rodeo is open to all, but limited to the first 25 teams to sign up and a few slots remain. For ranch rodeo entries, please contact 469-2749. Events are: mugging, calf doctoring, trailer loading and team penning. A Calcutta also will be held.  

A cowboy punch bowl and social will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the VFW Hall in Springfield. It will be followed by the banquet at 6 p.m., which also will include an auction and awards presentations in addition to the meal.  Banquet and dance tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per youth age 14 and younger. 

The dance, which is open to the public, will run 8 p.m. till midnight with music provided by the popular Saddlesores band of Springfield. Dance-only tickets are $10.  Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association was organized in 1870. For more information, call 384-4463 or 529-6369.


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