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


More than 80 dairy herds have been infected with the virus across 11 states since late March.
As hog prices face potential decline, pork producers are dealing with a surge in litter rates, complicating efforts to control production.
In February, farmers experienced a slight increase in prices, though it fell short of surpassing last year’s numbers.
According to a new USDA-ERS report, technological advancements in agriculture led to significant output increases while reducing input usage for producers.
The prospect of reintroducing grizzly bears in Washington’s North Cascades has ignited a contentious debate, pitting conservation efforts against the concerns of local farmers and ranchers.
As peach trees bloom ahead of schedule and unpredictable weather patterns loom, farmers across the nation find themselves grappling with the precarious risks posed to their fruit crops.
Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best known performers – from Australia to Alaska.
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
First introduced to RFD-TV on Larry’s Country Diner, The Malpass Brothers, modern day troubadours, bring you their very own, brand-new show to RFD-TV. Viewers can enjoy traditional country music from the brother duo of Chris & Taylor Malpass, a featured celebrity guest on each episode, and loads of clever humor.
Ray’s Roadhouse is a weekly program featuring the music of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Ray and his band Asleep at the Wheel has had a more than 50 year career in the music industry and over the years have earned nine Grammy Awards. The program also will feature guest performers such as Pat Green, Stoney LaRue and Kelly Willis.
“The Marty Stuart Show” is a must-see during RFD-TV’s Saturday Night Music Row. Each exciting episode features Mr. Stuart and his band “The Fabulous Superlatives.” Episodes also feature his wife — “Country Queen,” Ms. Connie Smith—who has helped make the show a celebrated success.