The Missouri Cattlemen's Association and the Alabama Cattlemen's Association each earned use of a piece of equipment from New Holland for their outstanding efforts to recruit new members to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Each of these NCBA affiliates will get its choice of a one-year lease on a New Holland Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a one-year lease on a New Holland T6 175 tractor.
The organizations received their awards during the Best of Beef Breakfast at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Feb. 6.
Recruiting 243 new members, the Missouri Cattlemen's Association automatically earned one of these leases for the most recruits for the contest period, which lasted from Oct. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014.
Also in the top five state affiliates for NCBA membership recruitment were: Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, Arkansas Cattlemen's Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Kansas Livestock Association.
Alabama Cattlemen's Association was the winner of the drawing of the nineteen qualifying affiliates, which included: Alabama Cattlemen's, Arizona Cattle Feeders, California Cattlemen's, Colorado Livestock, Hawaii Cattlemen's, Kansas Livestock, Kentucky Cattlemen's, Michigan Cattlemen's, Minnesota State Cattlemen's, Mississippi Cattlemen's, Missouri Cattlemen's, Nebraska Cattlemen, New York Beef Producers, Ohio Cattlemen's, Pennsylvania Cattlemen's, South Dakota Cattlemen's, Texas Cattle Feeders, Utah Cattlemen's, and Wisconsin Cattlemen's.
"Since 2003 New Holland has been proud to partner with NCBA to recognize grassroots membership achievement," said Dairy & Livestock Marketing Segment Manager for New Holland North America, Michael Cornman. "Like New Holland, these state affiliates recognize that organizational growth is a smart solution to promote beef and protect a way of life."