Nebraska Cattlemen News

Date: 2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Nebraska Cattlemen Representing at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Tradeshow

For Immediate Release


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February 14, 2017
Nebraska Cattlemen Representing at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Tradeshow

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 14, 2017) - Nebraska was well represented during the Cattle Industry Convention and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show held in Nashville, Tennessee. Low and behold it was a young Nebraska couple that pushed this year's attendance past the previous record. A marvelous 9,331 cattlemen and women from across the nation visited Music City last week.

"During NCBA convention various policies come out of numerous committees that Nebraska Cattlemen will be mindful of moving forward" Troy Stowater, Nebraska Cattlemen President. "Everyone has a role, from cash trade transparency to being a leader in advocacy. We all must play our part to keep the industry moving forward." 

At the convention, several key beef industry leadership roles were filled by Nebraska Cattlemen members:
  • Craig Uden, Elwood, was elected to become President of NCBA
  • Mark Spurgin of Ogallala, was appointed to be the new Chairman of NCBA PAC.
  • Dawn Caldwell, Edgar, was elected to the Federation Division Vice Chair
  • Steve Hanson, Elsie, was appointed to be Federation Division Representative Operating Committee
  • Buck Wehrbein, Waterloo, was appointed to be Federation Division Representative Operating Committee
Nebraska Cattlemen members beginning their NCBA service were Dr. Dale Grotelueschen as Cattle Health & Well Being Committee Vice Chairman, Stephen Sunderman as Live Cattle Marketing Committee Vice Chairman and Scott Peterson as Tax and Credit Committee Vice Chairman.

Also, congratulations to the Nebraska cattlemen and women that received awards for their hard work and dedication to the cattle industry:
  • BQA Cow-Calf Award - Wulf Cattle, Nebraska & Minnesota
  • 2016 Top Hand Club Res. Champion with 40 Members - Melody Benjamin, Nebraska Cattlemen, Lakeside
  • National Beef Ambassador - Elizabeth Loseke, Columbus 
Nebraska Cattlemen is thankful for the great representation at this year's NCBA Convention. Our members are a true testament to our successful organization.   

The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve members.

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