Richard Meadows, Houston County, was elected to serve as president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association February 16 at the Opening General Session of the 74th annual ACA Convention & Trade Show. This title follows a term of serving as both president-elect and vice president of the state association.
Richard is a proud member of the sixth generation to grow up on his family’s row crop and commercial cattle farm in Columbia, Alabama. Richard has been involved in the cattle industry since he was very young, and he and his siblings showed steers throughout their 4-H years. Profits from the steer projects were invested in purchasing his very own cattle, and at age 11, Richard bought his first commercial heifer. By age 14, he was able to buy his first purebred Charolais cows. From these beginnings, the family partnership of Meadows Creek Farm was formed between Richard and his brother, Glenn. Today, Meadows Creek Farm raises purebred Charolais and commercial crossbred cattle.
While in 4-H, Richard was on the state champion Livestock Judging team. He continued that trend while in college at Auburn University, by serving on both the livestock and meats judging teams. He continues to use his skill set to judge cattle shows throughout the Southeast.
Learn more about Richard and his family by reading the March issue of the Alabama Cattleman magazine.