NCBA Recognises Six Cattle Operations

US - Cattlemen are often called the best stewards of the land. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) recognized six US cattle operations for their commitment to sustaining their family operations by conserving land, resources and wildlife.
calendar icon 4 August 2011
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For 21 years, the Environmental Stewardship Award Programme (ESAP) has recognised US. cattle producers for outstanding stewardship and conservation practices.

Six diverse cattle operations were recognised as regional Environmental Stewardship Award winners 2 Aug, at the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

The six operations will now compete for the national Environmental Stewardship Award, which will be announced in February 2012 during the annual Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tenneesse.

Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences; the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS); the US Fish and Wildlife Service; the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF); and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), ESAP recognises cattle operations that use superior conservation practices to sustain the land for future generations.

Candidates are judged on management of water, wildlife, vegetation, soil, as well as the nominee’s leadership and the sustainability of his/her business as a whole. The ESAP award program is administered by NCF and NCBA.

“The sustainability and economic success of the US cattle industry is dependent on healthy land and resources. And responsibly using and conserving resources is a priority for US cattlemen and women,” John Wallace, a representative from Dow AgroSciences said.

“All cattlemen, not just the six recognised last night, take pride in their conservation practices. But the six regional winners have demonstrated a commitment to innovative practices and should be commended for their efforts.”

The six regional winners are The Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; Daigle Farms, Ragley, Louisiana, Matador Ranch, Matador Texas; M/M Feedlot, Parma Idaho; Della Ranches and the Tanner Family of Grouse Creek, Grouse Creek, Utah; and the Center of the Nation Cattle Company, Newell, S.D.

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