American National Cattlewomen

American National CattleWoman consists of strong, enthusiastic women, willing to stand up for what they believe. Equally at home on a ranch, in a meeting, at a social function or a legislative venue. She is not necessarily a farm or ranch woman but she is someone who strongly supports the cattle industry and American's agricultural heritage through education and promotion. 

ALl meetings to be held at the hilton riverside will be in the jefferson ballroom


ANCW Officers Welcome and Introduction
8:30 – 9:30 am Presidents’ Council
9:30 –10:00 am Executive Board Meeting
10:00 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am How to Track your Cattle

Rachanne Lomkin: DVM, APHIS

1:00 – 9:30 pm

ANCW Ag Tour
  • Depart from Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
  • Ardoyne Plantation and USDA Sugar Research Station Representatives
  • Zero Brahman Ranch Tour
  • Dinner hosted by Zero Brahman Ranch
  • Return to Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Ag Tour Registration


8:00am Welcome
8:15am Legislative Report

Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 

9:15 am Public Lands Council Report

Tanner Beymer, Manager, Government Affairs, ESA & NEPA Policy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

9:45am Break
10:00am Member’s Awards
11:00am General Membership Meeting
12:00pm Installation of New Officers
1:00pm Past Presidents Luncheon
3:00pm 2019 Foundation Meeting, President’s Suite
4:30pm 2019 Executive Board Meeting, President’s Suite


9:00am Welcome
9:15am Cattle Traceability  

Narciso Perez, Cheif Cattle Feeding Operations, General Consultant Zia Agricultural Consulting and Ken Ashley, Vice President, Marketing, Zia Agricultural Consulting

Friday, February 1

7:30am - 9:00am Best of Beef Breakfast
11:15am - 1:15pm Emerging Leaders Luncheon- click here to learn more!
Presented by ANCW & NCBA Young Beef Leaders

Growing Your Own Venture in the Beef Business with Tim Hammerich, Craig Uden and Randall and Erin Debler
All Collegians invited to attend

ANCW Collegiate Progra

American national cattlewomen collegiate beef advocacy program

Recognized at the Best of Beef Awards Program, Friday, February 1, 2019
7:30am - 9:00am

Developing Collegiates of Character into Tomorrow’s Champion Advocates for the Beef industry.   This program connects the Collegiate advocates to the beef industry where they can have unlimited access to leadership, their peers, cattlemen, cattlewomen and beef industry professionals.  Advocates will grow as individuals, strengthen leadership skills, and become the champion advocates for the beef industry of tomorrow.  Career networks will be established to build a lifetime of success with the goal of “We are the future of the Beef industry”.   Three scholarships of $2,000 are being awarded to outstanding Collegiate Beef Advocates.  This superior achievement in academics and leadership allows the collegiates to further their study in fields that benefit the cattle and beef industry.

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Rachanne LOMKIN


Monday, January 28 at 10:15am

Dr. Richanne Lomkin grew up on a small farm in rural Colorado that was just big enough to keep everyone busy.  She graduated from the CSU Professional Veterinary Medicine program and then went to Albuquerque, NM for an internship with USDA, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.  After spending a year basking in the wonderful weather of New Mexico and 6 years slowly freezing to death in Eastern Idaho, she returned to Colorado as the field Veterinary Medical Officer for Northeastern Colorado. Dr. Lomkin thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with the local veterinarians, ranchers and farmers.  




Wednesday, January 30 at 9:15 am

The youngest child of a shepherd’s family, Narciso (AKA “Narci”) has always felt obligated to run faster and work harder than anyone he knows to make a splash. As soon as he could walk, Narciso was nominated to start opening gates on the ranch, and the ranch is where is heart has always been. That wasn’t where his mind stayed, however. After attending New Mexico Military Institute, Narciso attended New Mexico State University where in-between working long hours and trying to squeeze blood from a stone (also known as “feeding cattle”) he earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Since then, he’s fed cattle all over the state, country, and world. His experiences have taught him things about markets that classrooms could never even hope to. Narciso’s goal now is to ensure other people can learn from the mistakes he has made along the way.


Ken Ashley

VP - Marketing

In the early 90s after graduation from Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois, Ken began his professional career as an enthusiastic runner on the once bustling floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. His unique personality and eagerness to learn elevated him quickly through the ranks but ultimately wishing to concentrate on the academics of the markets, he decided to leave the trading floor behind him and move “upstairs”. Over the course of the two decades that followed, Ken’s client base grew steadily comprised almost exclusively of multinational institutional accounts who relied on him as an experienced business development and trading strategist. Ken has had the pleasure of working directly with some of the most influential commodity traders of all time, in fact he can even boast that over half of the names found in the “Bible” of traders called “Market Wizards” were actual clients. Fast forwarding to 2014, Ken met Narciso who wanted to know if he knew anyone in the fertilizer business. After becoming utterly fascinated by the mathematics behind all things cattle, Ken now heads the marketing division for Zia with just one goal; assist anyone willing to listen to the importance of a balanced cattle management and risk strategy platform. 

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