Paul Hitch of
Hitch served on several National Cattlemen's Beef Association committees and for the past two years was NCBA vice-president and president-elect. He resigned as president-elect last year due to his illness.
At last month's Cattle Industry Annual Convention in
"At every level on which you have served, your fellow cattlemen have benefited from your knowledge, candor, and good old-fashioned common sense. It has truly been an honor to serve at your side, and we are all richer for the experience," the NCBA officers stated.