Serving as chairperson of the call until Mike could get
on line Francis welcomed Geri Byrne and Amy Coapman to the
call who represented the Klamath Falls bid and Danny Monzingo
and Judy White representing the Big Lake bid.
The Committee will have the opportunity to ask
questions of the bidders.
Francis opened the meeting by asking Judy White to read
the Big Lake bid. One
of the Committee members had not received the Big Lake bid,
all members had received the Klamath bid.
Mike came on call.
Mike asked Danny to present Big Lake bid for 2005.
Mike asked about the cattle and Danny explained they
will be 275 replacement heifers and available to the trial
committee at their request prior to the Finals. The cattle have been gathered on the ranch by dogs in large
groups. The city
park is a 20 acre complex, the trial field could have a 350
YARD outrun and 225 yard cross drive.
Trial site is not close to a major road, which
eliminates road noise. Danny
said he did not know what breed of cattle the rancher would
bid is in the amount of $11,800.00, does not include the set
out crew expenses. If
the bid goes to Big Lake Jimmy Walker said he can to be there
for whatever time is needed to work with the cattle, to expose
cattle to dogs, showing them where holding and exhaust pens
are and pulling out the undesirables.
Chester Williams volunteered to serve on the Committee
with Jimmy. Danny explained that Big Lake has full support of the Texas
Sheep/Cattle Dog Association.
Members will be available to help in any way.
Wayne Butler joined the call.
Geri Byrne presented the Klamath Falls bid.
Geri explained that she and Amy have had experience
hosting National Sheepdog Finals and other large sheep and
cattle trials in past years.
Geri felt the cattle were their largest asset in the
bid. There are
275 replacement heifers, bred and raised on their ranch and
have been worked with dogs all their life in large groups.
They have not been worked in small groups.
They are British, (Angus and Hereford) crossbred cattle
and have had a good health program all their life.
The ranch cattle have been used at other cattle trials
in that area. The
trial course would be as large an area as the Committee would
want with plenty of room for RV camping and dogs.
The location is two miles from a paved highway.
Geri explained they have ample support from the
included $1,200 for a set out crew in their bid, but if the
Association wanted to handle that they could pull that amount
out of the bid. The
Klamath bid is $14,000 which includes set out crew expenses.
Jimmy complimented each bidder for well-written bids.
The Committee stated that both bids were excellent.
Mike, again, thanked both Klamath and Big Lake for
their excellent bids. He
appreciated all the work they have put into their bids and HA
is fortunate to have received such high quality bids.
He felt that there would not be a problem making a
decision on this call and they would be notified of the
Cattledog Committee will present their proposal to the B/D for
a final decision. The
bidders disconnected from call.
Jimmy contacted the rancher that would be furnishing
the cattle for the Big Lake bid and he said they would be
Charolais crosses and most likely steers.
After a lengthy discussion of the two bids Red Oliver
moved to accept the Big Lake bid for 2005, second by Jimmy
John Doyle came on call.
Chester Williams moved to encourage Klamath Falls to
bid for the 2006 Cattledog Finals, second by Robin Nuffer. Unanimously passed. This
will be presented to the B/D for approval by the Cattledog
approval will be posted to the Cattledog Rules &
Each member received a Youth Program proposal put forth
by Julia Williams. After
a discussion Julia moved to accept the youth program proposal,
second Robin Nuffer. Unanimously
Julia Williams will chair the Youth Committee along
with. Chester Williams and Robin Nuffer.
Additional persons will be appointed to the committee.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 Central time.