Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Announces the 2019 Inductees and Award Winners

Ahead of its 10th annual banquet on January 29, 2019, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame announces its 2019 hall of fame inductees and award winners.

Bill Foxley—Founder of Foxley & Co. in Saratoga, WY—and James Herring—Retired CEO of Friona Industries in Amarillo, TX—are the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame, which annually honors two leaders who have made lasting contributions to the cattle-feeding industry.

Jim Odle—Co-Founder Superior Livestock and owner of Odle Livestock in Brush, CO and Fort Worth, TX—is receiving the Industry Leadership Award, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided exemplary service to the industry.

Jesus Ramirez of Brookover Feedyard is receiving the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award, which honors exceptional and hardworking feedyard employees.

These inductees and award winners will be recognized at the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans.

“These cattle feeders have devoted their careers to preserving our mission and improving production practices in the industry. We can’t wait to honor these men and add them to the existing Hall of Fame members and award winners who have made extraordinary contributions to the cattle feeding industry,” said Cliff Becker, Vice President of Publishing for Farm Journal Media and Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Board Member.

Tickets for the 2019 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet can be purchased as part of your Cattle Industry Convention registration and will be available at As a special incentive, Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame attendees will receive a $50 discount on their Cattle Industry Convention registration, courtesy of NCBA. Event sponsorship and table sponsorships are also available. Founding sponsors of the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame include Merck Animal Health, Drovers and Osborn & Barr (O+B | P).

All proceeds from ticket sales and corporate sponsorships will benefit future initiatives for the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame. All funds from tickets purchased by cattle feeders will be donated in full to the Hall of Fame. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Dustin Johansen, 309-339-4718; Cliff Becker, 913-579-7675; or Chub Klein, 402-443-7337. Donations to the Hall of Fame may also be made at

Article courtesy of Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

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