Hughes Cattle Co. Earns National Stocker Award
GREENFIELD, Ind.: Oct. 17, 2006 — Elanco Animal Health and BEEF Magazine have announced the winner for the first-ever National Stocker Award — Hughes Cattle Co. of Bartlesville, Okla.
The National Stocker Award was created in 2006 by Elanco Animal Health and BEEF Magazine to identify outstanding stocker operations in three production categories so others could learn from proven strategies of stocker management. Earlier this year, national awards were given in three categories: summer-grazing program, fall/winter-forage program and backgrounder/drylot. An overall winner then was selected from the three finalists.
Judging criteria for National Stocker Award entries included the operations’ production history and results, nutrition program, health program, procurement practices, approach to risk management/marketing, profitability metrics and business goals. An independent judging panel determined the winners.