In attendance were presidents and members of county and regional stock associations from all over the Territory. Salmon River stockman George L. Shoup, who would later serve as Idaho Governor and U.S. Senator, was among the luminaries present. The article said, “The association was organized under the name of ‘Idaho Territorial Stock Growers' Association,’ about sixty five of the heaviest stock raisers having been admitted to membership.”
|Branding a calf.|
Idaho Yesterdays, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 1972.
The Association urged cattlemen to register their brands and other identifying marks to hamper rustlers who tried to market stolen cattle.
The Idaho Avalanche, Silver City, Idaho Territory (January 23, 1886).