Christensen tabbed for top cattlemen’s association slot

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
ONTARIO – Chris Christensen, Malheur County Cattlemen’s Association president and Willowcreek rancher, was recently named to a top slot in the state’s chief cattle organization.
Christensen, who served the past four years as the local president, was elected to district vice president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.
He was picked during the state association’s annual conference in Bend.
“It is a step up,” said Christensen. “You do a lot of voting on the direction the organization is going.”
The association – formed in 1913 in Baker County – works to promote the economic, political and social interests of the state’s cattle industry.
Christensen, 68, will replace Grant County rancher Willis Kimball. Christensen operates Christensen Natural Beef.
Christensen said his new positon will help the ranchers he represents.
“Sometimes it takes a little more effort to get things run up the flagpole. Now I . . .