Cheryl Moore of Stephenville, Texas, was recently elected as Region V Director of R-CALF USA. All cattle-owning members in Region V had the opportunity to vote via mail-in ballot on this decision. Region V is comprised of Texas.

Moore along with her husband, Troy, have owned and operated Stephenville Cattle Company since they opened it in 1976. Moore has worked in every part of the salebarn business from alley to office with the exception of auctioneer.

Moore, who has been a member for over a decade, said she “got involved in R-CALF because it seemed like all the organizations around me quit fighting for the American cattlemen. And it seemed like R-CALF USA was – and still is – the only national organization that believes in the US cattlemen like I did.”

The director’s seat for Region V was available because Stayton Weldon from Cuero, Texas, had served the two-term maximum. Weldon recommended Moore as his successor on the board. According to him, “Cheryl is a long-time member of R-CALF. She is active in the cattle industry and will bring new insight and energy to the leadership of R-CALF.”

Moore’s vision for R-CALF USA in Texas is to re-ignite the “Texas Spirit” of individualism and stamina and encourage cattlemen and women to take a stand for their cattle industry. She is encouraging every member in her region to go out and recruit at least one new member in 2015. Additionally, she is calling for members to help spread the word about the work R-CALF USA is doing as the only national voice that exclusively supports the grass-roots rancher. Moore continues, “We need to support the organization that keeps us honestly and regularly informed.

“I strongly support American Beef and believe that ‘God and Grit’ is what is needed to sustain the American Cattle Industry today. I am excited to be part of an organization that is fighting for the industry I love.”