Dave and Cindy Judd of Pomona, Kansas were inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame for 2017. The induction took place on Thursday, December 1, 2016, during the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup lunch at the 46th Annual AGA National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dave and Cindy were joined by their son, Nick; daughter-in-law, Ginger; and grandchildren, Lily, Levi, and Lacy at the awards ceremony. Roger Gatz, Hiawatha, Kansas, and past AGA Hall of Fame inductee, presented Dave and Cindy with the award.
The AGA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed. That contribution is through the influence of cattle they have bred, breed promotion efforts, and leadership provided to the association.
Dave and Cindy Judd started Judd Ranch in 1981 with the goal of producing profitable and functional genetics for commercial cattlemen. Judd Ranch raises Gelbvieh, Red Angus and Balancer® cattle. Today, the operation is ran by Dave and Cindy, along with their two sons and their families, Nick and Ginger and Brent and Ashley. This past October they held their 26th Annual Cow Power Female sale and they will hold their 39th annual bull sale this March.
Dave and Cindy Judd have been members of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1983.They have been very active throughout their time as AGA members, including Dave Judd serving on the AGA Board of Directors from 2004-2009.
In 2016, Judd Ranch was listed in Beef Magazine’s Seedstock 100 list, which is a listing of the top seedstock producers in the beef industry.
Photo Caption: Dave and Cindy Judd were inducted to American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame at the AGA National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. Top row (left to right) Ginger, Lily, Nick, Dave, Bottom row (left to right) Lacy, Levi, and Cindy Judd