Blach Receives Recognition from Colorado State Alumni

Note to Editors: Randy Blach’s biography is attached below this press release. A photo is available upon request.

Randy Blach, a 1980 graduate of Colorado State University’s Animal Science program, will be recognized as the 2004 recipient of the College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumnus Award given by the university’s Alumni Association at the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner held on May 7.

"He has balanced his achievements in the profession with an amazing level of community commitment as well as dedication to the mission of Colorado State," said Tom Field, Blach’s friend and a professor at Colorado State.

Blach, a Colorado native, was raised on a family ranch and farm in Yuma. He is executive vice president of Cattle-Fax and of CF Resources Inc., a subsidiary of Cattle-Fax. Blach also is a partner in High-Country Steaks, a Web-based premium beef distribution company.

While at Colorado State, Blach was a member of the 1979 Department of Animal Science livestock judging team and he also served as president of Farm House Fraternity.

Blach has participated in numerous Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and outreach programs for ranchers. He also has served on the advisory council for the Department of Animal Sciences. He graduated from the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program and has served as a board member of the Colorado 4-H Foundation.

Blach is currently a member of the board of directors of the National Western Stock Show where he has been active in growing the "Auction of Champions" junior livestock sale. He also co-founded the Beef Club, a group of more than 70 individuals who have donated nearly $300,000 to Colorado State to support scholarships in the College of Agricultural Sciences and enhance the athletic program. He coordinated establishment of the Blach Family Scholarship in the college and is a member of the Greater Ram Club.


College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumnus AwardMr. Randall Blach

B.S. Animal Science, Colorado State University, 1980

Growing up in a large family had a great impact on Randall Blach’s life. The eighth of nine children Randy was constantly surrounded by a competitive environment. Perhaps it was this early exposure that brought about the proclivity for determination and hard work that has brought him so much success in his ladder life. Randy is the Executive Vice President of Cattle-Fax and CF Resources, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cattle-Fax). He has been with the company since 1981 and is also a partner in High-Country Steaks, a web-based distributor of premium beef products.

Randy considers Colorado State University to be an important part of his life. He is an advocate and faithful support of the College of Agriculture and believes the education he received there to be a great contributor to his current success. Randy is a member of the Greater Ram Club and participates in many University extension programs such as Cattle Feeder days, Taylor Symposiums and Range Beef Cow Symposiums. Randy serves as a Director of the National Western Stock Show Board. He is also the co-founder of Beef Club, a group that has donated nearly $300,000 to the University in funding for numerous scholarships to the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Attendance of Colorado State could be called a Blach family affair considering that his father, all eight brothers and sisters, twelve nieces and nephews and numerous cousins have attended the University. Family legacy or not, Randy has made & continues to make his own print on Colorado State University.