Governor appoints Lander and Lysite residents to the Wyoming Beef Council

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead recently appointed Timmery Hellyer of Lander and Leslie Hendry of Lysite to the Wyoming Beef Council. The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) is a five-member board of beef producers appointed by the governor to increase demand for beef through promotion, education, and research. WBC programs are funded by the $1-per-head Beef Checkoff collected on all Wyoming cattle. According to the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order, fifty cents of each dollar collected is sent to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board while Wyoming cattlemen who serve on the WBC determine the expenditure of the remaining fifty cents. Hellyer and Hendry replace Wayne Fahsholtz and Dianne Kirkbride, who both retired from the WBC June 30, 2016. The new board members' terms run from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019 with the possibility of reappointment for an additional three-year term. *Timmery Hellyer of Lander* "I am committed to serving my industry through this position and am confident that my skills, business experience, and industry experience will benefit the organization as well as the State of Wyoming," Hellyer said. Hellyer is a partner in Pokorny Ranch along with her parents, her brother and her two sons. Pokorny Ranch, located east of Lander has multiple enterprises including commercial cow-calf production, hay production, feeding and backgrounding ranch calves and custom backgrounding and developing heifers and bulls. Additionally, Hellyer manages a herd of purebred cattle (L-T Livestock, LLC) that is used for bull production for the commercial ranch. She is a member of the Fremont County CattleWomen, Fremont County Cattlemens Association, Fremont County Junior Livestock Sale Board, Wyoming State Grazing Board Lander District, and the Hudson Grazing Association. She has completed the checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy training and is a graduate of the University of Wyoming. *Leslie Hendry of Lysite* Hendry is a firm believer in the beef checkoff. "I've always said, 'If we don't promote our own industry, who will? The WBC, through checkoff dollars, plays a very important role in the beef community by funding local, state and national beef promotion programs." Hendry and her husband Rob, along with the rest of the Hendry family, run the Clear Creek Cattle Company located near Lysite. Started in the early 1900s, Clear Creek Cattle Company is a cow-calf operation with Black Angus cows bred to Charolais bulls and has been home to Hendry's for five generations. The couple has two sons, J.W. and Jarrod, who are the fourth generation on the ranch. Leslie is very active in the agriculture community having served in numerous officer positions within Wyoming CattleWomen and Natrona County CowBelles. She is the co-chair of the Casper Agriculture Expo, a member of the Fremont County CattleWomen, treasurer of the Shoshoni FFA Alumni Association and an elected board member of the Natrona County Farm Service Agency. She has also served in numerous positions on Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom. In addition to being a graduate of the University of Wyoming, on a national level, Hendry is a member of both the National Cattleman's Beef Association and the American National CattleWomen. #county10 #news