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USMEF Award Winners

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Michael J. Mansfield Award


USMEF established the Michael J. Mansfield award in recognition of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mansfield whose five decades of government service formed the foundation for the advancement of U.S. trade relations throughout the world.


2011 – Senator Max Baucus
2006 – Dr. Bernard Vallat – OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)
2005 – Senator Richard G. Lugar
2002 – Dean Kleckner
2001 – Congressman Kika de la Garza
1998 – Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky
1993 – Ambassador Clayton Yeutter
1992 – Dr. Jaime Serra Puche, Secretary of Commerce and Industry, Mexico;
Michael H. Wilson, Minister for International Trade, Canada;
and Carla A. Hills, U.S. Trade Representative
1991 – Richard E. Lyng

Distinguished Service Award


Since 1991, USMEF has presented the Distinguished Service Award to outstanding figures in the red meat industry who exemplify the exceptional, individual dedication responsible for the federation’s success.


2012 – Earl Skahill
2011 – Eddie Troutman
2010 – Michael O’Leary
2008 – John Bellinger
2007 – John Hardin
2006 – Alan “Bud” Middaugh
2005 – Dr. Larry Lee (FSIS)
2004 – Dr. Keith Belk (CSU)
2003 – Merlyn Carlson
2002 – Joe Hampton
2001 – James A. Mullins
2000 – Dr. Gary Smith
1999 – Stanley Miller
1998 – Curt Beatty
1997 – Don Gingerich
1996 – Dr. Russell Cross
1994 – Donald Butler
1993 – C.W. McMillan
1992 – Peter Marble
1991 – Baxter Freese
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