Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention
Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention
June 22-25, 2021 • Iowa Event Center • Des Moines, Iowa

2021 Commercial Producer Nominees

The Beef Improvement Federation announces its 2021 nominees for Commercial Producer of the Year.

Each year the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) recognizes outstanding commercial cattle operations during its annual symposium, crowning one overall winner as Commercial Producer of the Year. Nominees are evaluated on 10 criteria, including short- and long-term goals, records systems and implementation, breeding systems, selection objectives/culling criteria and process, marketing practices and customer relations, carcass data collection and application, forage resources and stewardship, innovations/improvements and use of technology, contributions to community and industry, and vision of BIF’s role.

This year’s nominees included:

  • Arhart Farms, Alpena, South Dakota
    Owners: Andrew & Missy Arhart and Jonathan & Joy Arhart
    Managers: Andrew Arhart and Jonathan Arhart
  • Carter Cattle Co. LLC, Hope Hull, Alabama
    Owners/Mangers: Drs. Will and Monnie Carol Carter, DVM
  • MANCO Farms, Cascade, Iowa
    Owners: Ralph, Dale and Brian Manternach and Families
    Managers: Dale & Sharon Manternach
  • Moore Cattle Co., Charleston, Arkansas
    Owners/Managers: Jim and Missy Moore
  • W&S Ranch Inc., Smith Center, Kansas
    Owners: Richard Weltmer, Kenton & Deborah Weltmer, Michael & Ladonna Weltmer and Philip & Jessica Weltmer
    Manager: Philip Weltmer