S.D. rancher Maine Anjou Breeder of Yr.

Neil Birkeland, Dupree, S.D., rancher, was selected as the 2013 American Maine-Anjou Commercial Producer of the Year. The award was presented at the National Western Livestock Show, Denver, Colo., Jan. 17 by Dave Steen, American Maine-Anjou Commercial Developmental Director. Neil’s wife, Vicki, daughter, Kelli, son Jace and family friend Marty Burgee attended the awards presentation. Photo courtesy Vicki Birkeland