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Recognizing the American Cattleman

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Courtesy photoHugh and Eleanor Ingalls at their ranch near Faith, SD. Hugh was recognized as the 2009 recipient of the Matt Miller Cattleman's Award during the 2009 Black Hills Stock Show.

When Matt Miller was born to parents Bob and Cheryl Miller, no one could have foretold the story of the heights of this young man’s accomplishments to the depths of despair and grief his passing in the fall of 2006, at the age of 32, would bring. Out of this grief came a need to create a tribute in Matt’s memory that would be a lasting memorial to the goals he had strived for by honoring those cattlemen and women of this and future generations who shared his passion for the livestock industry.

It was at this time, while Bob Miller was conversing with Kadee Hande, Livestock Coordinator for the Central States Fair Foundation in Rapid City, SD, that the Matt Miller Cattleman’s Award was born. The award was formed in memory of Matt Miller for his exceptional quality as a cattleman and his widely recognized fitting ability. Matt will long be remembered for his generosity to the people in the livestock industry. The result has been the annual presentation of this prestigious award to members of one of the most honorable professions in the world, the American Cattleman.

This lead to the Matt Miller Cattleman’s Award being presented to Hugh Ingalls of the Ingalls Centennial Angus Ranch of Faith, SD. Hugh received this award Saturday night, Feb. 7, 2009, during the Supreme Row Parade at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo held in Rapid City. This was the third year this award has been given. According to Hande, nominations are taken during the Stock Show and the recipient is picked just prior to and announced at the Supreme Row Parade.

When Matt Miller was born to parents Bob and Cheryl Miller, no one could have foretold the story of the heights of this young man’s accomplishments to the depths of despair and grief his passing in the fall of 2006, at the age of 32, would bring. Out of this grief came a need to create a tribute in Matt’s memory that would be a lasting memorial to the goals he had strived for by honoring those cattlemen and women of this and future generations who shared his passion for the livestock industry.

It was at this time, while Bob Miller was conversing with Kadee Hande, Livestock Coordinator for the Central States Fair Foundation in Rapid City, SD, that the Matt Miller Cattleman’s Award was born. The award was formed in memory of Matt Miller for his exceptional quality as a cattleman and his widely recognized fitting ability. Matt will long be remembered for his generosity to the people in the livestock industry. The result has been the annual presentation of this prestigious award to members of one of the most honorable professions in the world, the American Cattleman.

This lead to the Matt Miller Cattleman’s Award being presented to Hugh Ingalls of the Ingalls Centennial Angus Ranch of Faith, SD. Hugh received this award Saturday night, Feb. 7, 2009, during the Supreme Row Parade at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo held in Rapid City. This was the third year this award has been given. According to Hande, nominations are taken during the Stock Show and the recipient is picked just prior to and announced at the Supreme Row Parade.

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When Matt Miller was born to parents Bob and Cheryl Miller, no one could have foretold the story of the heights of this young man’s accomplishments to the depths of despair and grief his passing in the fall of 2006, at the age of 32, would bring. Out of this grief came a need to create a tribute in Matt’s memory that would be a lasting memorial to the goals he had strived for by honoring those cattlemen and women of this and future generations who shared his passion for the livestock industry.

It was at this time, while Bob Miller was conversing with Kadee Hande, Livestock Coordinator for the Central States Fair Foundation in Rapid City, SD, that the Matt Miller Cattleman’s Award was born. The award was formed in memory of Matt Miller for his exceptional quality as a cattleman and his widely recognized fitting ability. Matt will long be remembered for his generosity to the people in the livestock industry. The result has been the annual presentation of this prestigious award to members of one of the most honorable professions in the world, the American Cattleman.

This lead to the Matt Miller Cattleman’s Award being presented to Hugh Ingalls of the Ingalls Centennial Angus Ranch of Faith, SD. Hugh received this award Saturday night, Feb. 7, 2009, during the Supreme Row Parade at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo held in Rapid City. This was the third year this award has been given. According to Hande, nominations are taken during the Stock Show and the recipient is picked just prior to and announced at the Supreme Row Parade.

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