Norman Timmerman learned the virtue of hard work at a young age. Born one of six to a cattle feeding family, Norm actively contributed to his family’s operation from adolescence, often hauling cattle to the stockyards in the morning before school.
Half a century later, that family tradition holds strong. Norm and his 3 brothers spent the next 50+ years successfully expanding their family business into eight states including a network of feeyards with a capacity of 90,000 head, ranches, and a beef packing plant. Not only have Norm and his brothers expanded their operation but they’ve also brought up a highly capable third generation that continues to build on the Timmerman family legacy.
In 2012 NA Timmerman, Inc. was formed. It is a family operation that Norm and Sharon own jointly with their immediate family; son, Jason and wife, Wendy, daughter, Kristin and husband, Jeff Stagemeyer, and son, Ryan and wife, Nicole. NA Timmerman, Inc. specializes in feeding high quality cattle which perform well on the grid. The company includes feedyard locations in Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, as well as multiple grass leases and backgrounding partners with a one-time feeding capacity of about 100,000 head.
For his part, Norm has always had a deep passion for the cattle feeding industry. (In fact, the only time he’s ever spent away from it was his attendance at the University of Nebraska and US Marine Corps.) Those who know him best would likely say it’s a passion matched only by his passion for people. Norm would like to thank his wife, Sharon, his brothers and sisters, his children, and their spouses and all his employees over the years for their support and hard work. The successes over the years could not have been possible without each of them. As a member of numerous boards and committees, Norm is very active in serving his local church, schools, cattle industry boards and broader community.
Driven to take a step further and share his passion with future generations, Norm and Sharon gifted the resources to UNL to create the Leo O. and Irene Timmerman Feedyard Management Specialization Program Fund, a permanent endowment at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. In Norm’s words “We are pleased to be making this gift in honor of my parents, Leo and Irene, as an opportunity to forever recognize their agriculture legacy and contributions while also giving back to the state and industry that has meant so much to our entire family.”
Norm often says, “Hard work will give you a lot of luck.” Accordingly, you can find him at the feedyard daily, doing whatever is needed to keep things running smoothly and efficiently.