Inductees into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Announced
October 31, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame 2024 inductees and industry award winners will be honored on Feb. 1 at the 15th annual banquet, held during CattleCon24 in Orlando, Florida. The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor the exceptional visionary men and women who have made lasting contributions to the cattle-feeding industry.
Hall of Fame inductees for 2024 include Dr. Kee Jim, DVM, of G.K. Jim Farms and Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd., and the late Dr. Jack Reeve, DVM, founder of Reeve Cattle Company in Garden City, Kansas. Dr. Delbert Miles of Colorado will receive the Industry Leadership Award for his respected work in feedlot veterinary medicine and research in beef cattle production. Dr. Miles has been a significant force in the cattle industry, holding key roles in organizations such as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Greg Wolfe with Timmerman & Sons in Nebraska will receive the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award. Wolfe’s career with Timmerman & Sons began on June 1, 1972, in Springfield, NE. He shared, “It has been amazing to watch how technology has transformed the operation of the feedyard over the years. When I started, we just had a calculator; a computer wasn’t even a thing. Billing, ration and break-even costs… everything was figured by hand.” Over the past 52 years Greg has witnessed countless programs that have dramatically changed and improved the operations and information management of the feedyards. Greg has embraced the challenge of learning how to run and manage that new and ever-changing technology over the years. When Timmerman & Sons restructured in 2012, Greg continued to work with both Timmerman Feeding, LLC and NA Timmerman, Inc. purchasing commodities. Named for a long-time, devoted employee of Poky Feeders, the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award recognizes feedyard employees who go above and beyond to improve the cattle-feeding industry and the beef we provide to American families.
“These individuals have dedicated their careers to our collective success,” said Dustin Johansen, senior vice president at Farm Journal and Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame board member. “We are proud to honor them, as their unwavering dedication has led to extraordinary, impactful strides within the cattle feeding industry.”
Attendees of the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet are invited to participate in CattleCon24, which features industry meetings, motivational speakers, valuable education, entertainment, a massive trade show, producer recognition and much more. Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet tickets are $200 per person in addition to convention registration. All proceeds from banquet ticket sales and corporate sponsorships benefit future Hall of Fame initiatives.
For more information about CattleCon24 and to purchase tickets to the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet, visit convention.ncba.org. For more information about the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame and 2024 inductees, visit www.cattlefeeders.org.
Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association