Drovers was honored last month by the American Business Press with a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award. The award was presented March 10 at the Neal Awards Show at the Pierre Hotel, New York City.

The Neal Award is the highest honor any trade magazine can receive for editorial excellence, often called the "Pulitzer Prize of the business press." Drovers was one of only 23 award winners from an original 1,116 entries.

Founded in 1906, the American Business Press is the industry association for global information providers that produce magazines, newsletters, CD-ROMs, Web sites, trade shows and other media, reaching an audience of more than 37 million professionals and generating over $8 billion in advertising revenues in 1999. The Neal Awards, which were initiated 46 years ago, are named after ABP's first managing director.

"We're thrilled to receive this prestigious award. More important, such recognition is reflective of the commitment to readers and the beef industry the Drovers staff has had for 127 years," says Greg Henderson, editor/associate publisher of Drovers, who accepted the award in New York.