The National Cattlemen's Beef Association awarded two state affiliates for their outstanding recruitment efforts at the 2014 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., last week.
In all, 21 states met the criteria to qualify for the award; the choice of a one-year lease for either a New Holland Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a New Holland T6.175 tractor.
"This conference highlights the strength of our state/national partnerships and showcases the importance of your NCBA membership," said Mark Lowery, dairy and livestock marketing specialist for New Holland Ag.
"We are proud of the opportunity to recognize state affiliates for their continued support of NCBA membership programs, which ultimately give the cattle industry a louder voice here on Capitol Hill."
The 21 state affiliates which reached NCBA's recruitment goals and qualified for the drawing for a one-year lease for a New Holland tractor or baler were: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
A random drawing of qualifying states was held during the Legislative Conference and the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association will choose a one-year lease for either a New Holland Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a New Holland T6.175 tractor to be used to support their efforts on behalf of their membership.
The top five states in NCBA membership recruitment from Jan. 1, 2014 through Mar. 31, 2014 were as follows: Texas and Southwestern, Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas and Pennsylvania.
Texas and Missouri were winners of these leases during the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in February; therefore, Kentucky was awarded the equipment lease.