The Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery inductee for 2014 has been named.
Minnie Lou Bradley of Childress County Texas will enter the livestock industry’s hall of fame in November during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky.
Minnie Lou’s career began in 1949 when she became the first woman to major in Animal Husbandry at Oklahoma A&M. She became the first woman to win the High Individual Overall award at the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest and in 2005 Minnie Lou served as the first female President of the American Angus Association.
Started by Minnie Lou and her husband Bill in 1955, the Bradley 3 Ranch was named Seedstock Producer of the Year Award by the Beef Improvement Federation in 2013.
Housed at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, the Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery collection includes more than 350 oil paintings, dating back to the turn of the last century.