Renee Halsey Donates $10,000 to The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Leadership Development Endowment


Renee Halsey wanted to memorialize her father, Lawrence Jochens and she felt donating to the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Leadership Development Endowment was the perfect way to honor her dad.

Lawrence Jochens was a cattle feeder in Wayne County Nebraska. Attached are several articles showcasing the success Lawrence had as a cattle feeder. The first article from the Omaha World Herald in 1961 headlined – Jochens steers bringing $28.25. These beeves weighed in at 1304 pounds. Another article showcased 21 head of prime heifers  that set a record for that class of cattle, bringing $1.25 over the previous record. These heifers were raised in Cherry County and fed by Jochens.

Renee shared that her dad purchased most of the cattle he fed in Nebraska, which goes along with the fact that Nebraska does raise the best beef, from conception to slaughter.

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Leadership Endowment is a perpetual account providing funding for leadership development for youth and adults focusing on the cattle industry in Nebraska.

Thank you Renee for memorializing your father Lawrence by contributing $10,000 to this fund that will forever assist in the development of Nebraska’s future cattle industry leaders. “My parents instilled in me the importance of giving back and I believe my dad would be very pleased that I made this donation to the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation in his memory. This gift will help to educate future leaders in the beef industry and dad would have liked that since the cattle industry was so good to our family,” Halsey said.

If you are interested in providing a gift to this endowment, memorializing a loved one or providing a legacy gift, please contact Jana Jensen, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Fundraising Coordinator, or (308) 588-6299.

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