Red Meat Club honors Shideler
The Red Meat Club of Denver's annual dinner, promoting the red meat and livestock industries, is set for Jan. 17 at the National Western Club.
The coveted Friend of the National Western Stock Show and Red Meat Industry award will be presented this year to Robert Kelly Shideler, DVM, of Mancos, Colo.
Dr. Shideler's contribution of time, talent, and leadership to the National Western Stock Show and to the National Western Scholarship Trust has set the standard for other volunteer leaders and will continue to positively affect the lives of young people for many years to come.
Shideler has been around the NWSS since the day he was born in 1923.
"I was raised on ranches in western Colorado and have always been closely associated with the ranching world," said Shideler.
His father, Marvin Shideler, was the ranch manager at Crystal River Ranch in Carbondale, Colo.
Shideler attended Colorado A&M University (now Colorado State University) to study animal husbandry, graduating with a degree in veterinary medicine. He practiced 25 years in private veterinary services, predominantly with horses and cattle. This included feedlot and cattle herd practice primarily in large registered Hereford and Angus farms, as well as, general equine, and reproductive technology.
Shideler's community service includes organizations such as St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Colorado State University Alumni, Roundup Riders of the Rockies and the National Western Stock Show Association as a director and chairman of the Scholarship Trust. Schideler also served in the U.S. Navy for over two years in the South Pacific, including operations in Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and the Philippines.
The featured speaker for the evening is Andrew Gottschalk, owner of HedgersEdge.com LLC and senior vice president, RJ O'Brien & Associates.
Gottschalk attended Fort Hays State University, majoring in economics. He has been a livestock market analyst and broker for the past 40 years, providing both long-term and short-term fundamental, technical market analysis and risk management services to clientele ranging from individual producers to many of the nation's leading agribusiness companies.
Gottschalk's clientele comprise the full spectrum of the beef and food industry. He is a frequent speaker at various beef industry situation and outlook and risk management forums throughout the U.S. He is a frequent presenter at Federal Reserve Bank Agricultural Outlook Forums. He is also a direct participant in agriculture, being the second generation of his family involved in beef cattle and grain production.
The annual dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased by calling 303-299-5556.