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Nebraska Cattlemen continue terms on National Beef Checkoff Committee

KEARNEY, Neb. – Thedford cow/calf operator and custom grazer David Hamilton and Craig Uden, a cow/calf operator and owner of Darr Feedlot Inc., in the Cozad area, were both named to continuing terms on the national Beef Promotion and Operating Committee (BPOC) during the 2010 annual Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, held last week in San Antonio.

Hamilton and Uden, who both serve on the board of the Nebraska Beef Council, are two of 10 industry leaders who will represent the Federation of State Beef Councils and bring the state perspective to BPOC deliberations.

The BPOC decides the final annual budget and program priorities for national beef checkoff initiatives. The committee is comprised of 10 members from the Federation and 10 members from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).

This is Hamilton’s second, one-year BPOC term. He has held leadership positions in the Thedford Area Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, the Sandhills Cattle Association, the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association and the Nebraska Corn Fed Beef Program. He is also active in the Thedford community, serving 22 years (18 years as chairman) of the Thedford Public Schools Board. He has been active on the Catholic parish council and chaired the building committee for his church.

Uden will begin his fourth year on the BPOC. He is chairman and secretary of the Nebraska Beef Council. He has been active in the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association for years, serving on its research and education foundation since 2004 and chairing the market reporting committee. He is also a member of the Dawson County Cattlemen’s Association and at the national level, has served as vice chair of the industry’s Research, Education and Innovation Committee.

KEARNEY, Neb. – Thedford cow/calf operator and custom grazer David Hamilton and Craig Uden, a cow/calf operator and owner of Darr Feedlot Inc., in the Cozad area, were both named to continuing terms on the national Beef Promotion and Operating Committee (BPOC) during the 2010 annual Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, held last week in San Antonio.

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Hamilton and Uden, who both serve on the board of the Nebraska Beef Council, are two of 10 industry leaders who will represent the Federation of State Beef Councils and bring the state perspective to BPOC deliberations.

The BPOC decides the final annual budget and program priorities for national beef checkoff initiatives. The committee is comprised of 10 members from the Federation and 10 members from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).

This is Hamilton’s second, one-year BPOC term. He has held leadership positions in the Thedford Area Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, the Sandhills Cattle Association, the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association and the Nebraska Corn Fed Beef Program. He is also active in the Thedford community, serving 22 years (18 years as chairman) of the Thedford Public Schools Board. He has been active on the Catholic parish council and chaired the building committee for his church.

Uden will begin his fourth year on the BPOC. He is chairman and secretary of the Nebraska Beef Council. He has been active in the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association for years, serving on its research and education foundation since 2004 and chairing the market reporting committee. He is also a member of the Dawson County Cattlemen’s Association and at the national level, has served as vice chair of the industry’s Research, Education and Innovation Committee.