- Published on Monday, 18 February 2013 21:57
- Written by Drovers Cattle Network
In the fifth year of nominations, the caliber of cattle feeders nominated continues to be impressive. From the five nominees, two inductees will be announced during the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet this summer in Denver.
2013 Hall of Fame nominees:
Louis Dinklage – Dinklage Feedyards Inc.
Louis Dinklage was one of the pioneers in the cattle-feeding business in eastern Nebraska. In 1923, he established a 3,000-head operation near Wisner. Through the years, he was instrumental in making the area one of the nation’s cattle-feeding hubs.
James Herring – Friona Industries L.P.
James Herring is the president and CEO of Friona Industries L.P., the fourth largest cattle-feeding operation in the U.S. Friona operates four commercial feedyards in the Texas panhandle and a one-time capacity of more than 275,000 head. Herring previously served as president of CattleFax and the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Robert “Bob” Josserand – AzTx Cattle Co.
Bob Josserand is the chairman of the board and founder of AzTx Cattle Co., a family cattle operation with feedyards in Texas and Kansas. The AzTx Cattle Co. is known in the industry for developing a specialized branded beef program. Josserand has been a devoted member of the cattle-feeding industry and is a past president of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and the National Cattlemen’s Association.
Marshall “Jack” Reeve – Reeve Cattle Co.
Jack Reeve had a private veterinary practice in St. Charles, Mo., and in Garden City, Kan. Always an entrepreneur, he began feeding cattle, which led to the purchase of the Reeve Cattle Co. Reeve had a significant effect on higher education as a member of the Kansas Board of Regents and numerous other state and national boards and committees.
Leo Timmerman – Timmerman & Son Feeding Co. Inc.
In 1945, Leo Timmerman established his career as a cattle feeder in Omaha, Neb. He founded Leo Timmerman Feeding Co., a business that specialized in providing custom feeding, placements and commodity trading for feeders throughout the country. Timmerman is recognized as a one of the first facilitators between cattle feeders and the meat industry.
Industry Leadership Award voting
In addition to the 2013 Hall of Fame nominees, voting also is open for the 2013 Industry Leadership Award nominees. The 2013 nominees for the Industry Leadership Award have contributed to the cattle-feeding industry through outstanding advocacy and leadership. Their efforts embody our core beliefs and help us communicate our message within the industry to our end-users – American families. Please vote for one of the following nominees at CattleFeeders.org.