Established in 2009, Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame honors the visionary men and women who have made lasting contributions to our industry.

Celebrating the rich traditions and bright future of the cattle-feeding industry, Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame recognizes those who have devoted their careers to improving production practices and championing our mission.


Held annually before the official kick off of the NCBA Convention and Trade Show, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Banquet provides cattle feeders and members of the industry the chance to gather and celebrate Hall of Fame inductees and award recipients. We hope you can join us in Orlando in 2024.

Selection Process

Hall of Fame

A five-member nomination committee compiles the ballot of nominees each year, but members of the industry select the final inductees. Cattle feeders vote for two nominees they feel bring the most value and integrity to our industry.

Industry Leadership Award

Each year, cattle feeders from across the industry put forth nominations and then vote for one recipient from a group of finalists.

Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award

Each year, cattle-feeding industry leaders select one recipient based on nomination letters submitted by feedyards across the nation.

Betty Jo Gigot
Editor and Publisher of CALF News
Dr. Del Miles
Veterinarian and Industry Consultant
Bill Dicke
Industry Consultant
Chub Klein
Industry Veteran
Shawn Walter
Industry Consultant

Merck Animal Health

Much like the visionaries recognized by the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, Merck Animal Health is dedicated to the future of the cattle industry, offering cattle feeders a resource they can turn to for innovative solutions that add real value to the entire beef industry. Cattle feeders trust in Merck Animal Health and its broadest, most innovative portfolio of beef performance technologies.

Osborn Barr Paramore

Osborn Barr Paramore (OBP) is an independent, women-owned marketing communications agency based in St. Louis. For more than 30 years, we have served brands across a range of verticals, including agriculture, proudly partnering with them in the Noble Pursuit of Possibility. Notable client partners include Bayer Crop Science, the United Soybean Board and Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.


Drovers, America’s leading source of beef business and market news, now celebrating its 150th year of continuous publication! Launched at Chicago’s Union Stock Yards in 1873, Drovers’ portfolio now includes Drovers magazine, daily digital resources, AgriTalk radio, AgDay TV, US Farm Report TV, mobile, data, research and custom content education programs. Our commitment to the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame celebrates the pioneers who established America’s modern feeding industry producing the world’s safest, highest-quality beef for consumers around the globe.