Cattlemen to meet next week

The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting will take place next Wednesday (Jan. 23) at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton.
Current president Tom Morrish said no major concerns are facing the RRCA, but added there are ongoing issues the association will be working on this year.
“The Ontario Cattlemen’s Association is restructuring zones and area representation,” Morrish noted. “Because we’re way north and not real big, they want to cut our representation.
“At the [OCA] annual meeting, we’re allowed a provincial director plus two voting delegates. But they want to cut us down to one—which is the annual director,” he added.
Another concern for the RRCA is maintenance of the sales barn at Stratton.
“Our main focus is to decide what penning needs replacing,” Morrish said. “The extreme south side of the yard is the area to look at—the fencing is over 20 years old.
“We used to do it with planking. Now we’re doing steel paneling and I think we’re going to continue in that line.”
Morrish’s term will be up at the annual meeting. He says he’ll throw his hat in the ring again. Board positions are two-year terms while the president is elected from within the board on a yearly basis.