Hughes Cattle Co. -- owned and operated by John and Robert Hughes -- has been named National Stocker Award (NSA) winner for 2006 by BEEF magazine. Read all about their Bartlesville, OK, operation in the special November issue coverage at The award program is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health.

As overall winners, Hughes Cattle Co. receives $10,000 cash from Elanco Animal Health, and an expenses-paid trip to the 2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Nashville, TN, Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

Two other finalists for the award Triple Heart Ranch at Wanette, OK, and D&H Cattle Co. at Collins, MS, each receive a $2,500 cash prize from Elanco.
-- Joe Roybal