OMAHA, Neb. — The 2008 Herdsman of the Year was honored with a trophy buckle in memory of Lawrence Grathwohl and sponsored by the Shorthorn Foundation during the North American International Livestock Exposition.
Two members of the Grathwohl family were in attendance as well as Jack Ragsdale, on behalf of the Shorthorn Foundation, to present the award during the selection of the Grand Female of the 2008 National Shorthorn Show to Josh Greenhorn of Waynesville, Ohio.
Josh Greenhorn, 24, co-owns Greenhorn Cattle Co. with his father Dave Greenhorn.
While showing cattle, a friendship with Lance Guidry built into a working relationship between RL Cattle Co., Bell City, La., and Greenhorn Cattle Co.
Greenhorn serves as the herdsman for cattle owned jointly between the two cattle companies and RL Cattle Co. is a consignor in the Greenhorn family’s Shorthorn cattle sale.
Selected by peers
The selection of Herdsman of the Year is done by peers of the association.
Lawrence Grathwohl was a member of the American Shorthorn Association who died at 41 from injuries received from a pickup truck accident.
He raised livestock and farmed his entire life, however he was known for raising Shorthorn cattle which he showed all across the country.
He received several awards and special recognition for his show cattle, including his last champion exhibited at the 2003 North American International Livestock Expo.