Prominent Colorado Cattleman Named 2008 Livestock Leader by Colorado State University

Note to Editors: Media are invited to the CSU Department of Animal Sciences Stock Show Social, begining at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the Centenial Room, third floor of the Hall of Education at the NWSS complex. The Livestock Leader ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. A downloadable mugshot of Bradbury is available by logging on to and clicking on the header of this release.

Thomas H. Bradbury, owner and manager of Byers, Colo.-based Bradbury Land and Cattle Co., has been selected by faculty members of Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences as the 2008 Livestock Leader. Bradbury was recognized with the prestigious honor today during Colorado State University Day at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

The person or people selected each year for the Livestock Leader award are dedicated to the livestock industry, have demonstrated leadership, and furthered their field. The Department of Animal Sciences recognizes each of the recipients for their work with the prestigious award and with a portrait prominently displayed in the department.

A 1958 farm and ranch management graduate of then-Colorado A&M, Bradbury has been a prominent leader in the livestock industry and a strong supporter of CSU. Bradbury’s ranch is well known for maintaining high-quality bloodlines for both Hereford and Angus cattle as well as raising top-running, award-winning Quarter horses. Bradbury is a current member of the National Western Stock Show executive committee.

Bradbury’s degree was handed to him by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1958. His wife, Margret, was Colorado A&M’s homecoming queen in 1956.

Bradbury has mentored students in the animal sciences program at Colorado State and supported the university through his time and gifts. These include two Legacy scholarships to support a football player and a women’s basketball player, a scholarship in Animal Sciences and a contribution to a new locker room in memory of Bradbury’s oldest daughter. Bradbury and his wife are members of the 1870 Club, the Ram’s Club and the Beef Club and regular donors to the Department of Athletics and the Alumni Association. Bradbury has served on the Alumni Association Board for many years and is on the development council board.