The Show Circuit
BIF 2019 Honors Industry Leaders
The Beef Improvement Federation and Research Symposium meetings were held last week in South Dakota. One of the many things BIF does is recognize outstanding breeders and other people who contribute to the improvement of the cattle business. Here are some of the winners you may know. Congrats to all!
Hinkson Angus Ranch, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, was named the 2019 Beef Improvement Federation Seedstock Producer of the Year. Pictured are (from left) Burt Rutherford, BEEF magazine, award sponsor; Marilyn and Frank Jr. Hinkson; and Lee Leachman, 2018-2019 BIF president.
Scott Greiner (left), Christiansburg, Virginia, receives the Beef Improvement Federation Continuing Service Award from Lee Leachman.
Mershon Cattle LLC, Buckner, Missouri, was named the 2019 Beef Improvement Federation Commercial Producer of the Year .
Benjamin Crites, Lexington, Kentucky, and Taylor Nikkel, Maple Hill, Kansas, were presented Roy A. Wallace Memorial Scholarships. Pictured with Crites and Nikkel (center) are Norm Vincel (left) and Brian House (far right) of Select Sires Inc.
Craig Bieber (left), Leola, South Dakota, receives the Beef Improvement Federation Continuing Service Award.
Madison Butler, Kansas State University, was presented the Beef Improvement Federation Baker/Cundiff Award.
Jerry Wulf (center), Morris, Minnesota, receives the Beef Improvement Federation Pioneer Award. Pictured with Wulf are Joe Epperly (left), Wagonhammer Ranches, Albion, Nebraska, and BIF board member; and Lee Leachman (right) 2018-2019 BIF president.
im Gibb (center), Louisville, Colorado, receives the Beef Improvement Federation Pioneer Award. Also pictured are Steve Radakovich, Radakovich Cattle Co., Earlham, Iowa, and Lee Leachman, 2018-2019 BIF president.