The Angus Foundation selected Gabriel Connealy of Whitman, NE, to represent the Angus breed at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC).
Connealy grew up on his family’s Angus operation and received his bachelor’s degree in finance and his master’s degree in animal breeding and genetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“At the end of each day, I hope to understand the world better than I did when I woke up,” Connealy said.
“In particular, I want to understand every aspect of the beef industry more thoroughly: from night-calving to policy making in Washington, D.C.”
He has been a 23-year member of NCBA, a voting delegate at the 2019 National Angus Convention, and helped start his local chapter of the Nebraska Farm Bureau.
“We are excited to have Gabriel Connealy representing Angus at the 2020 NCBA YCC,” said Thomas Marten, executive director of the Angus Foundation.
“He couples experience, a desire to learn and enthusiasm for the industry, and that will allow him to expand on opportunities presented to him to further his ranch and the industry.”