2017 Texas Angus Hall of Fame Recipients: Mike and Linda Cornett!
It is a tradition in our organization to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the promotion of the breed and to the success of our association by inducting them into the Texas Angus Hall of Fame. This year’s inductee is certainly worthy of this honor.
Mike Cornett was born on April 7, 1934 in Hereford, Texas. As a child, Mike’s family moved to Kansas where he would graduate in 1957 with an engineering degree from Kansas State University. In 1992 he purchased land in beautiful Salado, Texas, and named the ranch Tenroc, which is Cornett spelled backward with the final “t” dropped. He also acquired, with the purchase of the land, 90 head of Brahman cross cattle from which he started his cow herd.
In 1998 Mike returned to Kansas and purchased 25 head of registered Angus cattle and made the transition to “The Business Breed”. In 1999 he was recognized as the Land Stewardship Award Winner for his work in converting Tenroc Ranch back to its natural state. Tenroc Ranch has hosted Texas Angus Association sales in both the Spring and Fall for the last 6 years. His concern for our success is demonstrated each year with changes and improvements made to the facilities to make our experience more profitable and enjoyable. Mr. Mike Cornett is a worthy recipient of the honor of induction into the Texas Angus Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Mike and his family for this well-deserved recognition.
2016 Texas Angus Hall of Fame Recipient: Bobby Daniel!
The Texas Angus Association Hall of Fame inductee this year is Bobby Daniel.
Bobby Daniel grew up in Fairfield, Texas and graduated from FHS and continued his education at North Texas State University where he graduated with a business degree.
Bobby has always in the Angus Business. His father began the original herd as Daniel Angus Farm buying cattle from R. Peeples and Luther McClung in 1950 – they both being past Presidents of Texas Angus. As a teen Bobby began putting a group of Ballot of Belladrum daughters together in the days of closed AI and ET that was an amazing feat.
In 1979, Bobby started Daniel & Son as an oilfield rental and service company located in Fairfield and for the next 34 years he served customers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. A few years after that start up he began his Angus herd buying foundation cows from Richmond Hales and Everett Benoit in Kansas. The Benoit herd produced the famous E&B Lady Traveler 61 which Bobby bought her and her mother and has gone on to produce over $1,000,000 in sales.
Bobby was a hard working Texas Angus Association board member for several terms and was instrumental in launching the forerunner of the Stars of Texas Sale at the Fort Worth Stock Show in 2001. He helped form The Beef Development Center Bull Test in Navasota and he made the trip with Robert and Toni Bruner to Olds College in Canada to bring the GrowSafe System to Texas. This feed efficiency system was the first in the United States. Fifteen years later, Bobby won Best of the Test out of 250 bulls from 6 different breeds at Genetic Development Center in Navasota, Texas using a GrowSafe System.
Bobby has served on many local boards including President of the Freestone County Game Association in 1993. He and Andy Bonner took on and headed up the Freestone County Fair for several years during the mid 70’s Bobby also represented the Texas Angus people as a delegate to the American Angus Convention for many years in Louisville and Kansas City
Bobby and Stacy had 3 children Rod, DeMar, and Carie and 7 grandchildren. The children and grandchildren have been a shining light to him since losing his beloved Stacy to breast cancer in 1987 after an eleven year battle.
With all his Angus friends, his many other friends and his church behind him he plans on raising and promoting the Angus breed for many years ahead.
2015 Texas Angus Hall of Fame Recipients: Clarence and Gail Cheshier!
Every year at the Texas Angus Association annual banquet an individual and their family is inducted into the Texas Angus Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are a wonderful couple from Cameron, Texas.
Clarence and Gail Cheshier have been married for over 28 years and own and operate Cheshier Angus Farm in Milam County. Clarence has three children, two sons, Rick and Phil, and his daughter Carla Calfee and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. After a very successful career in the telecommunications business for over 60 years, they purchased the ranch land in 2000 and began raising superior Angus Cattle in 2002.
Clarence and Gail have developed a strong reputation for integrity and honesty in his short time raising Angus Cattle by providing excellent replacement females, bulls, and donor prospects. He has become a student of the data learning quickly about breeding Angus cattle for today’s progressive cattleman.
After being elected to the Texas Angus Association Board of Directors in 2007, Clarence has served on just about every committee and shows dedication beyond belief towards the members of the Texas Angus Association. He has never refused to take on a task and deliver the results. One of his major accomplishments has been his work with the online system for our Consignor/Members to make their consignments via computer for the four consignment sales sponsored by the Texas Angus Association. He has been recognized by his peers for saving Texas Angus money, time and labor in compiling all the data needed to put a Registered Angus Sale Book together. Clarence is known as one of our Senior Statesman. The Board of Directors is always amazed by his never ending energy and desire to help.
All of their accomplishments do not compare to what wonderful people they are. Clarence and Gail are the “Salt of the Earth” type folks that people gravitate toward. If you’re ever traveling down through Central Texas on IH-35, look them up. You will enjoy the visit, see wonderful cows and also be treated to true Southern Hospitality. Please find time to visit with them and congratulate them for this honor.
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