Welcome to Kern County CattleWomen

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The beef that you eat comes from our families to yours.  More than 97% of cattle ranches in the United States are family owned and operated.  The families that raise beef are dedicated to caring for their animals,land,and continuing the traditions that generations before them began.  Cattle harvest the grass on the hillside and convert it into a nutrient dense food source for us to enjoy.  More than two-thirds of land used for grazing in the United States is not suitable for raising crops,however,cattle are able to graze the grass and provide us with beef.

For more information on how cattle are raised and the people who raise them visit www.explorebeef.org

Congratulations to our

2015 Cattleman and CattleWoman of the Year . . .

Keith Grant and Julie Barnett

Thank you for your dedication to our community and to our industry.

Attention Students:

Apply for the 2015 Ruth Smoot-French Memorial Scholarship

The Kern County Cattle Women are currently offering several Ruth Smoot-French Memorial Scholarships to graduating high school seniors,and current college and university students whose primary residence is in Kern County. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better.Applicants must also fit in at least one of the following categories:Ag Major,KCCW Relative,Previous Recipient.

Application due by: February 20th, 2015.


Apply for the 2015 Beef Ambassador Contest

The Beef Ambassador Contest is a contest that is aimed at educating the public about the beef industry.  Contestants will write a response to a published article (provided) to demonstrate their knowledge of the cattle industry. This contest is not limited to students who have a ranching background or are interested in entering the cattle industry.  The contest is open to all youth who want to further their leadership skills and speaking.  The state and national winners will have the opportunity to network with today’s agriculture leaders!  Winners of the Kern County Contest will go on to compete at the state level.  State winners compete in the national contest.

Junior Division:age 12-16       Must be 12,but not over 16 by September 1,2015.

Senior Division:age 17-20       Must be 17,but not over 20 by September 1,2015.

January 30th – Issues Response Essay Due

February 6th –Interview

February 7th – Winners Notified


Recipe of the Month







  1. 2 pounds beef Short Ribs Boneless,cut 2 x 2 x 4-inch pieces
  2. 1-1/2 cups diced fresh or drained jarred mango
  3. 1 medium onion,chopped
  4. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  5. 1 cup hickory-flavored barbecue sauce


  1. Place beef short ribs,mango,onion and ginger in 3-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker. Add barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on LOW 7-1/2 to 8-1/2 hours,or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours,or until beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
  2. Remove short ribs,season with salt and pepper,as desired. Skim fat from cooking liquid;serve over short ribs.
  • Total Recipe Time:High Setting:5-1/4 to 6-1/4 hours;Low Setting:7-3/4 to 8-3/4 hours
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings

This recipe and other delicious beef choices are available at www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Become a member of Kern County CattleWomen!

Contact us for more information or download an application here.

To learn more about the California CattleWomen visit www.cattlewomen.org.

To learn more about the American National CattleWomen visit www.ancw.org.