Feed Lot

AUG 2017

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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16 FEED•LOT  August 2017 O n July 11, nearly 500 mem- b ers of the beef industry gathered in Denver to honor four individuals for their dedication to the cattle-feed- ing business. Jeff L. Biegert, founder of Midwest PMS / Biegert Feeds of Shickley, Nebraska a n d E a r l B r o o k o v e r, founder of Brookover Feed Yards in Garden City, Kansas were inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, which annually honors two leaders who have made lasting con- tributions to the cattle-feed- ing industry. Biegert grew up under the M i d w e s t m o t t o o f " h a r d work never killed anybody." He attended Texas Christian University, majoring in busi- ness. In 1976, Biegert moved back to Nebraska where he started a liquid feed manu- facturing and cattle-feeding company called Biegert Feeds. Now known as Mid- west PMS, the business has grown into 10 manufacturing sites and employs more than 150 people across six states Brookover had a vision to devel- op what some considered waste- land into prime irrigated cropland. The grain surplus, combined with the moderate climate, inspired him to build the state's first commercial feedyard in 1951. For more than 65 years, Brookover Feed Yards has been feeding cattle. After Brookover's death in 1985, the man- agement of the feedyard was passed to his son, E.C., and grandson, Ty. Dee Griffin, D.V.M, M.S., clin- ical professor at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine was presented with the Industry Leadership Award, r e c o g n i z i n g i n d i v i d u a l s w h o have demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided exempla- ry service to the industry. Dr. Griffin spent 25 years at the University of Nebraska Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center. He retired from the university in 2016 and began his current venture of de- veloping veterinary student training in the Texas Panhandle. Eulogio "Lohill" Dimas, feedyard manager at Southwest Feeders in Hayes Center, Nebraska received the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award. Dimas has worked in the cattle industry for nearly 38 years. He works hard to facilitate his connec- tions for the progress of the industry and the people who serve it. FL Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Banquet Honors Four FEEDLOT FOCUS (Top) Mary Baldwin accepts the award for the 2017 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Inductee for her father, Earl Brookover. Baldwin is pictured with Keith Downer. (Bottom) Jeff L. Biegert (left) accepts the award for the 2017 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Inductee. Biegert is pictured with Brett Gottsch (center) and his wife, Sally Biegert (right).

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