Maryland man adds Hereford Herdsman of the Year to his trophy collection

The Hereford Herdsman of the Year award honors an outstanding herdsman in the Hereford breed every year.

This year it was Maryland’s own Kyle Lemmon, who owns and operates Lemmon Cattle Co. alongside his wife, Nicole, daughter, and son. After the votes were cast by fellow Hereford herdsmen and breeders, the award was announced at the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City.

According to Morning AgClips, his passion for the Hereford breed began at nine years old; since then, he has focused on raising high-quality cattle. He believes the Hereford industry has incredible value and is honored to be a part of the breed.

In a Facebook quote, he says how humbled and honored he is to be as named Hereford Herdsman of the Year, crediting his success to his crew, customers and family.

“My family, your love, and your support are what drive me. My parents always hold down the fort when I’m away and help with the kids more often than not. My in-laws have flown across the country and driven thousands of miles and cared for the kids at the drop of a hat. My wife, this was a joint effort. I wouldn’t be half the man I am today without you. I could not do this without you!”

The Hereford Association notes Lemmon’s work ethic, respect, integrity, and accountability. Ensuring his customers have the best experience in the show ring and providing them with great genetics to make exceptional breeding pieces.

Other nominees from this year were Breck Debnam, Ty Krebs, Richie Oakes, and Garrett Post.

Story via Morning AgClips

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