Seven cattle operations have been recognized by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as regional winners of its annual Environmental Stewardship Awards Program. The regional winners:
- Region I – SK Herefords – New York
- Region II – Southern Cross Farms – Mississippi
- Region III – Euken-Myers Family – Iowa
- Region IV – Double C Cattle Company – Oklahoma
- Region V – Beatty Canyon Ranch – Colorado
- Region VI – Boies Ranch – Nevada
- Region VII – Johnson Farms – South Dakota
“For generations, cattlemen and cattlewomen have shared a commitment to improving their operations with an understanding that better management techniques improve the productivity of our farms and ranches,” said NCBA President Marty Smith. “Those improvements allow us to produce high-quality beef while also giving back to our communities in the form of beautiful open spaces, wildlife habitat and of course, a high-quality beef product. These seven operations provide an excellent demonstration that agricultural stewardship can improve habitat and the environment everywhere across the nation.”
The operators of these seven cattle operations will advance to be considered for the 2021 National Environmental Stewardship Award, to be announced in 2021.
Learn more about the winners in these videos.
SK Herefords is in Medina, New York, and was established in 1996 after a merger between two livestock farming operations: one owned by Phil Keppler and his wife, Dawn, and by David Schubel. Both families share a vision to produce high quality beef