WCA Annual Awards

Each year Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association honors a Cattleman of the Year and Friend of Cattle at Winter Conference.  

New this year WCA and WBC will be honoring a BQA and Environmental Stewardship Awards.

Nominations can be made by any WCA member and are due by Dec. 21, 2018. Click here: Previous WCA Award Winners History

 
2019 WCA Award nomination form

CATTLEMAN OF THE YEAR

This award honors a cattleman (producer) from Wisconsin that has excelled in various areas of the state’s industry and exemplifies the ideals of WCA.  Areas of excellence may include accomplishments within a beef or dairy operation including seedstock or commercial production,  recognition for cattle exhibited on a state or national level, cattle achieving recognition in a performance test or other marketing programs.  Other award criteria can include service to the Wisconsin Beef Industry through involvement in local, state, and national organizations such as WCA, WI Beef Council, World Beef Expo, or CBB.  


Beef Quality Assurance Award 

This award will be given to producers who have implemented BQA practices on the farm, have helped in the promotion of the BQA program in Wisconsin and helped improve animal care practices for the beef and/or dairy industry.  They must have an up to date BQA certification in order to qualify.  This award is sponsored by Wisconsin Beef Council


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FRIEND OF CATTLEMEN

This award honors an organization or individual that has gone above and beyond to support the Wisconsin Beef Industry such as the Steak Trailer, legislative areas, educational events, or other activities.  Involvement and support to the state’s beef industry may also include support to producers in the state or other organizations/events such as the Wisconsin Beef Council, Wisconsin State Fair, UW Extension or other academic institutions.  Award criteria are broad and open-ended to allow for the selection of any deserving recipient that has benefited WCA, individual cattlemen, and the WI Beef Industry as a whole.


Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship Award 

 The award recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship practices and conservation achievements of Wisconsin cattle producers.  At the national level these awardees have been commended for their commitment to protecting the environment and improving fish and wildlife habitats while operating profitable cattle operations. Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship Award The award recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship practices and conservation achievements of Wisconsin cattle producers.  At the national level these awardees have been commended for their commitment to protecting the environment and improving fish and wildlife habitats while operating profitable cattle operations.  This award is sponsored by Wisconsin Beef Council.


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2019 WCA Awards


Dave eron

Dave & rena Koening

John freitag

Aaron rathke


Fred larson

dave delong


reid ludlow



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2019 New WCA Board Members


Anna boschert

LEVI WEDIG