Jay Carlson, BEEF magazine national sales manager, was presented the Livestock Publications Council's (LPC) Distinguished Service Award during the recent Ag Media Summit in Portland, OR. Carlson was feted for his efforts in 2005 in helping raise more than $30,000 for the continued development of the new LPC Heritage Center, in the American Royal Building in Kansas City, MO.

In addition, BEEF magazine carried home a total of 17 awards in LPC writing, design and photography competition. BEEF staff garnered eight first-place awards, five second-place awards and four honorable mentions. LPC is an organization of 130 U.S. and Canadian livestock-oriented publications.