The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association each earned use of a piece of equipment from New Holland for their efforts to recruit new members to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Each NCBA affiliate will get their choice of a one-year lease on a New Holland Roll-Belt™ 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a one-year lease on a New Holland T6 175 tractor. The organizations received their awards during the Best of Beef Breakfast at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville Feb. 8.
TSCRA was the recruitment leader for the contest period, which lasted from Oct. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013. This automatically earned them the 1-year lease on a piece of equipment. The MCA earned their use of a baler or tractor through a drawing of 25 affiliates who met recruitment goals during the same time period.
"New Holland is proud to support state and national membership efforts in cattle industry organizations," said Mark Hooper, New Holland Director of Marketing. "We know that it takes all of us working together to keep the cattle industry strong and viable for future generations of farmers and ranchers, and are honored to work with NCBA and its state partners on this important campaign to build a strong voice for beef producers in the United States."
The top five state affiliates for NCBA membership recruitment were: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association and Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.
Other states qualifying for the lease drawing were: California Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Livestock Association, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Association, Illinois Beef Association, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Kansas Livestock Association, Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, Nebraska Cattlemen, New York Beef Producers, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Utah Cattlemen’s Association, Washington Cattle Feeders Association and Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association.
"Since 2003 New Holland has been proud to partner with NCBA to recognize grassroots membership achievement," said Hooper. "Like New Holland, these state affiliates recognize that organizational growth is a smart solution to promote beef and protect a way of life."
Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association