The Idaho Cattle Association’s new executive vice president, Cameron Mulrony, is bringing his passion for the cattle industry and his desire for its continued success back to Idaho.
While he’s just getting his feet wet and meeting a lot of people in the industry, he said he sees his day-to-day duties as “keeping Idaho cattlemen’s best interest in mind and being an advocate for the industry throughout the state.”
“It’s a great avenue for me to continue to see the cattle industry succeed and thrive within the United States and the state of Idaho,” he said.
In addition to being a high school ag educator for the last 12 years, Mulroney owns a registered Hereford herd, owns and trains quarter horses and is a professional bull rider.
ICA board of directors performed an extensive search for an executive vice president (following the resignation of Wyatt Prescott last May), said ICA Pres. Jerald Raymond.
“We were looking for the right fit, someone who could lead the association to a new level,” he said.
Mulroney came highly recommended with a great resume, really good reviews and a lot people bragging on him, he said.
“I feel really confident with him. He’s just so easy-going and so well versed on so many issues relative to the livestock industry. He’s just so congenial and genuine,” he said.
“He is a great fit for ICA and we feel fortunate to have him and his family here in Idaho,” he said.
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to continue the success of Idaho’s beef industry,” Mulroney said.
Idaho is an ag-friendly state and the people in Idaho agriculture are what make the industry so strong here, he said.
Mulrony graduated from the University of Idaho in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in ag education and has been teaching agricultural sciences and coaching football at Dufur High School, just south of The Dalles, Ore., since 2005. He’s also been the FFA adviser at the school, helping to charter a chapter in 2006.
Growing up just across the Idaho border in Pomeroy, Wash., he bought his first cows at the age of 12, and with his father, sister and brother raised cows, bucking bulls and show steers. At age 17, he also began to train outside horses on a limited basis. He rode bulls in the PRCA from 2000 to 2008 and in the last four or five years has done more work starting colts.
He and his wife, LeAnne, have 30 head of registered Herefords and own a quarter horse stallion, raising colts to market to racetracks and rodeo arenas and to use as ranch horses.
The couple has just bought a place in Wilder and moved there this weekend with their son, Mannie, 8, and daughter, Collins, 5.