Cattle feeding pioneer celebrates 100th birthday

Cattle feeding pioneer John Matsushima celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 24, 2020. The Colorado Livestock Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association presented him with a crystal in recognition of the many years he has dedicated to the advancement of the cattle industry. Matsushima’s grandfather emigrated from Japan in 1890.

He was the oldest of seven children. He worked on the family cattle farm and developed an early interest in the feeding of their beef cattle. His favorite class in high school was animal husbandry and he was a member of 4-H, becoming a 4-H champion. Visit to view a recent interview recorded by the Fort Collins Rotary Club. (Photo courtesy of Colorado Livestock Assocation.)

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