Seeking the Best In Cattle Feeding Industry

Seeking the Best In Cattle Feeding Industry

Nominations open for the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame leadership and service awards.

The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame is asking the cattle-feeding industry to submit their nominations for the 2011 Industry Leadership Award and the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award nominees.

To nominate an individual for the Industry Leadership Award and/or the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award, go online to www.cattlefeeders.org or submit by e-mail at [email protected].

Nominations for the Industry Leadership Award will be accepted through Jan. 21and Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28.

The Industry Leadership award was started last year with Richard McDonald being the first to the honored for his advocacy for the industry. Nominations will be accepted for the Industry Leadership Award until Jan. 21.

Starting Monday, Jan. 31, the industry will be able to vote by ballot at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association tradeshow, as well as online at www.cattlefeeders.org  through Feb. 28. The ballot will include nominees for the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees and the Industry Leadership Award recipient.

The Distinguished Service Award was developed to honor the heart and soul of the cattle-feeding industry—feedyard employees.

The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame established the award in honor of the late Kansas resident and long-time employee at Poky Feeders, Arturo Armendariz. Armendariz, who passed away in August 2008, spent nearly three decades at Poky Feeders, helping grow the business from a 17,000 head capacity to 63,000. Under his skillful management, Poky Feeders' mill output reached 2 million pounds per day.

Cattle feeders wanting to nominate an employee to be the first recipient of the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award can send in nominations through Feb. 28.  Nominations can be submitted online to www.cattlefeeders.org  or by e-mail at [email protected].

2011 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Banquet

Both awards, along with the two 2011 Hall of Fame inductees, will be given on behalf of the cattle-feeding community during the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame annual banquet on June 30 in Denver, Colo. Table sponsorships are available now and individual tickets will be available closer to the event.

For more information on the inductees and award winners, or about the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, visit www.cattlefeeders.org,  www.facebook.com/cattlefeeders and www.twitter.com/cattlefeeders.

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