Each year, The High Plains Journal recognizes the Cattleman and Cattlewoman of the Year at Cattle U. The winners exemplify a commitment to continuous improvement in their cattle operations or the industry. Take a look back at the winners we have celebrated over the years.

Congrats to the 2023 Winners!


2023 Cattlemen of the Year –  Shayne and Chance Wiese of Manning, IA
2023 Cattlewoman of the Year – Dr. Tera R. Barnhardt of Johnson, KS.

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Congrats to the 2022 Winners!

2022 Cattlewoman of the Year –  Marcella Warner Holman, a fourth-generation rancher, Black Diamond Angus Ranch.
2022 Cattleman of the Year  – Tom Jones, managing member of Hy-Plains Feedyard in Montezuma, Kansas.

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Congrats to the 2021 Winners!

2021 Cattleman of the Year – Trey Wasserburger, North Platte, NE
2021 Cattlewoman of the Year – Lorna Marshall, St. Joseph, MO

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