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Nebraska Cattlemen Honor Industry Leaders at convention

The 2013 Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention Banquet began on the evening of Dec. 5. The Master of Ceremonies, Craig Huffhines, Executive Vice President of the American Hereford Association, entertained the audience as he introduced industry leaders and speakers.

Governor Dave Heineman addressed the audience and the Sand County Foundation 2013 Leopold Conservation award winner was recognized. The Beel family of Johnstown was announced as the 2013 Leoplod Conservation Award winner on Earth Day at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln.

Nebraska Cattlemen had the honor of presenting several great awards to individuals who have expressed exceptional dedication to the cattle industry while helping beef producers raise high quality beef. Kelli Loos of Litchfield was honored with the 2013 Cattlewoman of the Year award. Also, the Rural Radio Network as well as Paul Younes and Younes Hospitality, were both honored with the 2013 Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service award. The Cattle Industry Service award recognizes those for their outstanding service to the Nebraska beef industry through their dedication and commitment to helping shape and provide for the beef industry.

The evening concluded with the Nebraska Cattlemen Hall of Fame honorees, Nebraska Cattlemen Past President and Nebraska CattleWomen Past President, David and Ann Bruntz of Friend. The Hall of Fame Award is Nebraska Cattlemen's most prestigious award given to those individuals who have played a role in shaping, promoting and preserving the beef industry.

The evening ended with a live auction where buyers could choose to donate proceeds to the Cattlemen's Relief Fund. Nebraska CattleWomen created centerpieces which could be bought with proceeds supporting the Cattlemen's Relief Fund as well. At the end of the 2013 Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Convention, Nebraska Cattlemen was proud to announce that a total of over $9,800 was raised for the Cattlemen's Relief Fund in support of those producers devastated by winter blizzard Atlas.

If you would like to support the relief fund, please send donations to Cattlemen's Relief Fund, PO Box 1125, Chadron, NE 69337.

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