CO Cattlemen recognize Brand Inspector, Law Officer |

CO Cattlemen recognize Brand Inspector, Law Officer

During the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) Foundation Banquet, held Jan. 22, the Association recognized Jon Schweiger as Brand Inspector of the Year and Deputy Sheriff Alvin Schaaf as Law Officer of the Year. The recipients each received a plaque for their services to the livestock industry.

Jon Schweiger has served as a Colorado Brand Inspector for 30 years, and will retire later this year. One of the best examples of his service is when he served as the chief inspector for a case of cattle stolen from a local producer in northeast Colorado. He worked tirelessly on the case, and eventually tracked the cattle to Missouri, where his efforts led to the arrest of the perpetrators. He is also known to be hard-working, willing to help others, a man of integrity, and someone who has dedicated his life to protect and improve the beef industry. John is well represented as Brand Inspector of the Year.

Deputy Sheriff Alvin Schaaf, from the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department, has been called an invaluable resource to the Brand Inspection Division as well as for local ag producers. He is knowledgeable, proactive, and an extra set of eyes and ears concerning livestock. He is always willing to take time to talk to producers and help resolve any potential livestock issues or problems. Deputy Schaaf is currently working closely with the District Attorney on a cattle theft case, and often accompanies Brand Inspectors on calls. He is an important and much appreciated resource for the Brand Inspection Division and for the livestock industry.

CCA is proud to honor both Jon Schweiger and Alvin Schaaf for their instrumental efforts and service to Colorado and the agricultural industry. F

–CO Cattlemen’s Association