Longtime president and general manager of the Southwest Exposition and Livestock Show Brad Barnes will receive the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the National Pedigreed Livestock Council during a May 3 ceremony at Billy Bob’s Texas, located in the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Brad Barnes and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo represent the grassroots of pedigreed livestock. Brad’s promoted pedigreed animals throughout his tenure at the FWSSR and we want to make sure we honor his efforts,” said NPLC President Blake Nelson with the American Maine-Anjou Association.
As president and general manager of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Brad oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations. Joining the stock show as a committeeman in 1986, he was elected a director the following year. Brad served on the Ranch Horse Committee, Ranch Rodeo Committee and chaired the Calf Scramble Scholarship Committee prior to being named executive vice president in 2004 and general manager in 2007. Elected to the panel in 1991, he continues to serve on the organization’s Executive Committee.
Active with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Brad is an honorary director of the organization and serves as immediate past president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation. Brad is active in the T & L Ranch Company, a family ranch operation in Jack County, Texas.
A native of Fort Worth, Brad attended Fort Worth public schools and Texas Christian University.
The National Pedigreed Livestock Council represents an organization of executive officers of the various nonprofit breed associations of dairy, horse and pony, sheep, goat, swine and beef species. NPLC is an opportunity for the executive officers of different species and breed groups to interchange ideas and learn from one another techniques of fulfilling the individual association objectives. This year’s meeting is hosted by the American Paint Horse Association in Fort Worth, Texas. Learn more at www.nplc.net.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.