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Recognizing Excellence in the Braunvieh Breed


The BAA Annual Meeting, Awards, and Recognition Luncheon were held in Fort Worth, Texas Jan. 15, 2017. Many BAA and beef industry members were recognized for their dedication to the breed. Congratulations to all award winners!

Junior Supporter of the Year: John and Loretta Hall, J Bar Braunvieh, Hedley, Texas

Pictured from left to right: Makinzie Hinton presents Junior Supporter of the Year to Loretta and John Hall.

Personality and Enthusiasm Award: Molly Mirassou, Star Ranch, Weatherford, Texas

Pictured: Molly Mirassou receives the Personality and Enthusiasm award at the BAA Annual Meeting.

Industry Service Award: Mark Thallman, Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.

New Breeder of the Year: Starr Cattle Company, Camden, Ark.

Pictured from left to right: Jacob, Kassy, Scotty, Kathy and Jimmy Starr are presented the New Breeder of the Year award by BAA President Dwight Alexander.

Breeder of the Year: Robert Williams, W/W Cattle Company, Section, Ala.

Pictured from left to right: BAA Vice President Jerry Jernigan presents Breeder of the Year to Robert Williams of W/W Cattle Company.

Pioneer Breeder: Golden Links Farms, Firth, Neb.

Commercial Breeder of the Year: Jay H Farms LLC, Rose Bud, Ark. and LaCreek Ranch, Brad Emerson, Ellsworth, Neb. (not pictured).

Pictured from left to right: Nesha, Chris, and Jalyn Smith of Jay H Farms are presented Commercial Breeder of the Year by BAA Secretary Marilyn Brink.

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