Angus Leader, Master Breeder Bill Conley Passes
Under his leadership, Gibbet Hill Farm became the gold standard in the Angus cattle business, selling progeny in forty-seven states and in many foreign countries. Descendants of the cattle Bill raised in Groton are heavily sought after to this day. The overwhelming support he received from colleagues in the industry led to his election as president of the American Angus Association in 1983. One of Bill’s proudest achievements while part of the leadership in the Angus business, was his participation in the creation of the Certified Angus Beef program in the late 1970’s, which is now a globally recognized brand some forty years later.