The Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA) earned the use of a piece of equipment from New Holland for their efforts to recruit new members for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA). MCA leaders were recognized during the Best of Beef Breakfast at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. MCA President Janet Akers said the association is proud of the state and national partnership.
"We encourage cattle farmers and ranchers to join both the state association and the national association," said Akers. "While we work to ensure the legislative and regulatory actions in Missouri do not hinder our freedom to operate, NCBA works aggressively to push back on the overregulation taking place inside the Beltway. It's a great partnership and Missouri cattle producers need to be involved in both associations."
MCA will get its choice of a one-year lease of a New Holland Roll-Belt™ 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a New Holland T6 175 tractor. This is the second year in a row for MCA to be recognized at the annual convention for its recruitment efforts. This year, MCA took the top spot among NCBA's 45 state affiliates. MCA recruited 243 new members within the contest period, which lasted from Oct. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014.
New Holland Dairy and Livestock Marketing Segment Manager Michael Cornman said his company is proud to support the state and national efforts.
"New Holland is proud to support state and national membership efforts in cattle industry organizations," said Cornman. "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."
Source: Missouri Cattlemen's Association