WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Sally Stryffeler has been named this year’s recipient of World Beef Expo’s Paul May Award.
This award is given annually to an individual whose significant contributions to World Beef Expo have enabled the event to continue to grow and promote the beef industry nationally.
Stryffeler received the award during the 2001 World Beef Expo held at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
“The success of World Beef Expo depends heavily on the generous contributions of time, expertise and resources provided by so many of our exhibitors, breeders and industry friends. Sally’s support of World Beef Expo epitomizes this is level of dedication,” said World Beef Expo board member John Weiskircher.
Medina Co. native. Raised on a family farm settled by her great, great grandfather in Medina County, Ohio, Stryffeler has been involved in livestock farming since an early age.
For many years, she and her husband Myron developed and showed a registered Holstein herd, as well as specialized in raising bulls from the South and southwestern states to produce Blue Tongue Free cattle for the bull studs.
In 1989, Stryffeler began raising Piedmontese beef cattle in partnership with a friend. The six calves began the MyAnn Farm Piedmontese herd which today numbers 25 head of full bloods and 40 head of commercial cross breeds.
She currently markets her herd as feeder calves and processed beef, much of which is purchased by heart patients whose cardiologists have recommended the breed.
Following the loss of her husband Myron in 1989, Stryffeler continued to farm and promote the beef industry.
Community involvement. As a member of the Wayne County 4-H beef committee, the 4-H advisory committee and the Farmland advisory committee, Stryffeler shares her expertise and experience with her local community. In addition, she is a member of the Piedmontese Association board of directors where she serves as secretary.
Stryffeler spearheaded the first Piedmontese show at the first-ever World Beef Expo and has continued to act as a breed superintendent at the annual livestock show. Her belief the promotion and education through the show ring are paramount to the continued success of the industry are evident in her actions and involvement.