Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Peterson selected as conference delegate

Shannon Peterson of Gothenburg is one of three delegates chosen by the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation to represent Nebraska Cattlemen at the NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference. Joel Weber of Dorchester and Jennifer Leupp of Overton will also represent NC.

The Young Cattlemen’s Conference June 1-9 is an opportunity for cattlemen and cattlewomen between the ages of 25 and 50 to visit segments of the beef industry in other parts of our nation with young cattlemen from other states.

Facilitated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), participants will travel to Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Peterson is a fourth generation farmer/rancher on her husband’s family ranch. They run an Angus cross cow/calf operation and feedlot.

The Peterson’s also custom feed around 3,000 head of hogs every year. Along with the ranch, they farm corn, beans, wheat and alfalfa that is 100% no-till.

Peterson’s day-to-day job is to help run the cow/calf operations and handle the processing, as well as the animal health decisions for the feedlot.

Weber is the manager for Weber Feedyards LLC, a commercial cattle feeding and row crop farming operation in Dorchester.

Leupp grew up on a cow-calf and small grains operation in southern Michigan. She is the owner of Exposure Design & Consulting Group, an agency that not only services the area of feedlot and cow-calf nutrition, but also livestock marketing, photography and ad design based in Overton.

This will be the 37th year the tour has been conducted. The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry.

The tour helps young leaders understand all areas of the industry ranging from structure to issues management, from production research to marketing.