The Task Force has developed two awards to recognize those that have made significant contributions to the industry. The Service to Industry Award was first given in 2016 and recognizes outstanding contributions by those working in the AI industry towards the application or increased use of AI and estrus synchronization by beef producers. Two categories were established in 2020: outstanding veterinary practice and outstanding AI service technician. Annual nominations are sought.
In 2017, Marvin and Arlene Large, Large Breeding Barns, Imperial, NE were recognized and the “Marvin and Arlene Large Pioneer Award” was established in their honor. The Large breeding barn, invented and produced by Large’s before scheduling AI of 300 heifers in a morning was routine, was just the type of tool needed by producers once results from fixed-time AI protocols reached industry acceptable levels. The availability of this breeding barn and the ease it brought to timed-AI has been attributed to the increase use of fixed-time AI.
Marvin and Arlene Large Pioneer Award
|2021 Marvin and Arlene Large Pioneer Award Winner
George E. Seidel, Colorado State University
|2019 Marvin and Arlene Large Pioneer Award Winner
James Lauderdale, Lauderdale Enterprises
|2017 Marvin and Arlene Large Pioneer Award Winner
Marvin and Arlene Large, Large Breeding Barns, Imperial, Nebraska
Service to Industry Awards