Top 10 Industry Leaders named by The Cattle Business Weekly

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Farm Forum

Once again, The Cattle Business Weekly has selected its Top 10 Industry Leaders under the age of 40. Every fall the newspaper features individuals that are making significant contributions to the cattle industry. Their profiles are the main highlight of the newspaper’s annual Herd Reference Guide magazine which was just released.

This year’s Top 10 class consists of cattle producers, auctioneers, tech gurus, media experts, feedlot operators, beef educators and veterinarians. Named to this year’s class are: Eric Knock, Tulare, S.D.; Monte Bloms, Carpio, N.D.; Kyle Shobe, Lewistown, Mont.; Steven and Amy Muller, Agar, S.D.; Jack Arterburn, Chadron, Neb.; Brooke German, State Center, Iowa; Joshua Mohnen, White Lake, S.D.; Lacey Maier, New Salem, N.D.; Jordan and Drew Feller, Wisner, Neb. and Ellen Schlechter, Orient, S.D.

“We always appreciate the different individuals that make up the Top 10. It’s a great reminder of what it takes to make American agriculture what it is. This class of leaders is a great example of what the next generation of farmers and ranchers is doing today,” says CBW editor, Codi Vallery-Mills.

Profiles of these individuals can be viewed in the recently published Cattle Business, Herd Reference Guide or online at