KANSAS CITY, Missouri (November 1, 2023) – The American Shorthorn Association Awards hosted their Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 22, 2023, at the Hilton Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Mo.
Bryan & Marti Warner of Pavillion, Wyo., were honored as 2023 Heritage Award Winners. The Shorthorn Heritage Award recognizes Shorthorn members who have shown exceptional leadership for Shorthorn activities in a state or regional area. These honorees are persons that have shown exceptional passion in all areas of the breed. Award recipients have promoted the breed by taking leadership roles within their respective geographical areas. They are individuals that can be given credit to helping with the long-term success of the breed at any level. They have attended functions, been a mainstay, and have shown their passion and love for the breed and the people in the breed. A Heritage Award winner is a true Shorthorn enthusiast who has positively impacted the breed to the benefit of all Shorthorn breeders.
Bryan grew up in Colo. and was involved in farming and trucking. He became a very good over-the-road truck driver. Marti grew up in Wyo. on a Hereford ranch. She was involved in all ranch activities including haying to handling cattle. Bryan and Marti met in 1985 and began their journey together.
The Warner’s began buying and selling “fixer-upper” properties which led to them owning a small farm that allowed them to raise some cattle and grow hay. In 1996 they attended the National Western Stock Show and they decided to watch a Shorthorn sale. They bought two heifers, and it was the beginning of their Shorthorn herd. They bought Shorthorn cattle from several breeders across the U.S. They have focused on calving ease and maternal strength in their herd. They have been honored with the Century Club Award in 2010 and 2011 from the ASA for registering 100 calves or more. They think their greatest gift is their involvement in the ASA and the friends they have made over the years.
The American Shorthorn Association congratulates Bryan & Marti Warner on the prestigious honor as being selected as a 2023 Heritage Award Winners.
The American Shorthorn Association’s mission is to serve all members, protect the integrity of the herdbook and database; enhance and communicate the value of the Shorthorn breed, and expand the use of Shorthorn genetics in the U.S. beef industry. Visit shorthorn.org to learn more.
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