Simmental Elects New Leaders, Present Honors

Beth Temple, right, visits with a customer at her family’s T-Heart Ranch bull sale. Temple was elected president of the Colorado Simmental Association.


PUEBLO – Colorado Simmental adult and youth members elected leadership and honored volunteers during its annual meeting here.

Robert Campbell of Ignacio, CO, and Mike Rains of Oakley, KS, were recognized with the traditional engraved cowbell as they retired from Colorado Simmental Association board service. Campbell had served 18 years in separate terms including several years as president, and Rains completed nine years as a director. Pres. Campbell also announced expressed his thanks to Susan Russell. A Sugar City rancher, Russell has been CSA secretary/treasurer since 1998 plus she coordinates National Western Stock Show breed events. She was named the President’s Award recipient.

Mike Rains

In addition to reports and highlights of the year in the 47th annual business session, Russ Princ and Willie Altenburg, both of Fort Collins, were elected as directors. The board size was formally reduced to a seven-person governing body. Further, Beth Temple of Center, was selected president and Jay Hill of Sterling was elected vice-president. Rounding out the board are current directors Vicky Ahlberg, Duke Duzik, and Mitchell Jergensen. Susan Russell was re-appointed secretary/treasurer.

Robert Campbell – Robert Campbell and Mike Rains were thanked for their long-time service to the Colorado Simmental board of directors. Both were term limited.

During the youth’s annual meetings, Bryce Hill of Sterling was re-elected Colorado Junior Simmental president, Keanna Smith of Ignacio, as vice president; and Kyli Kraft of Fort Collins, as secretary. All CJSA members exhibiting in the Colorado State Fair show’s youth show on Aug. 28 received defrayment checks to cover entry and travel expenses. Smith, a newly appointed American Junior Simmental Trustee, was congratulated on her leadership position and she received travel defrayment from attending the AJSA National Classic. The CJSA members began planning a 2018 multi-breed field day.

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