Top BIF producers featured on panel

Three premier western Nebraska cattle producers will come together this week. The Nebraska Cattlemen's Scotts Bluff County Affiliate has organized a panel discussion with three ranches that have received the Beef Improvement Federation's Commercial Producer of the Year award. The meeting is this Thursday, October 3rd at the Hampton Inn in Scottsbluff.

The panel includes Gary and Lane Darnell of the Darnell Ranch of Harrisburg. In 2013, they received the prestigious award. Member Ivan Rush says says this cow-calf and feedlot operation has been innovative in improving the efficiency of production.

Another panelist comes from Maddox Cattle Company - John and Jack Maddox at Wauneta. They have unique bull program. While some ranches, invest a lot of capital into buying herd bulls, the Maddox Cattle Company raises their own.

The final panelist is the Quinn Ranch - Conee and Rueben Quinn who ranch north of Chadron. Rush says they have excelled in developing highly productive cattle.

Producers and supporting individuals are invited to come. The social hour beginning at 5:30 pm and complimentary meal at 6:30 pm. For more information or to RSVP call Ivan Rush at (308) 641 - 1234.

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