McClymont Receives Nebraska Cattlemen Hall of Fame Award

Highest Honor Awarded by Nebraska Cattlemen

LINCOLN, NE (December 9, 2023) – During the Nebraska Cattlemen Annual Awards Banquet, Pete McClymont received the 2023 Nebraska Cattlemen Hall of Fame award for his lifetime of service to Nebraska’s beef cattle industry.

The Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor that the Nebraska Cattlemen can give one of its members. The Nominations Committee selects members based on their contribution to the beef industry, contribution to the Nebraska Cattlemen organization, community and civic contributions, and their cattle business accomplishments.

Pete McClymont stated, “To be selected by the Nominations Committee for the Nebraska Cattlemen Hall of Fame is the honor of lifetime. Nebraska Cattlemen means a great deal to me. I am humbled and extremely proud to have served the NC membership in all my capacities. Thank you.”

Executive Vice President Laura Field said, “Pete McClymont has always lived and breathed Nebraska Cattlemen. His dedication to our membership, staff, and board of directors is second to none and his impact on our organization cannot be overstated.” She continued, “We are proud for Pete McClymont to receive the Nebraska Cattlemen Hall of Fame award and we are grateful for his leadership.”

Pete McClymont is a native of Holdrege, Nebraska where his family owns a diversified farming operation including a feedlot, stocking operation, and cow/calf operation. In addition to producing beef cattle, the McClymonts also farm corn and soybeans. During his time working at the family farm, Pete primarily managed the feedlot.

Following his graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Pete became an active member of the Phelps-Gosper Livestock Association, Nebraska Cattlemen, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Pete’s passion for beef cattle production and advocating for the interests of producers led him to serve on the Nebraska Cattlemen Board of Directors, where he became President of the Board in 2006.

Upon concluding his service on the Board of Directors, Pete became Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Nebraska Cattlemen in January 2007 and moved up the ranks to Executive Vice President in July 2013. Pete has spent over twenty-five years serving Nebraska Cattlemen members and working to keep Nebraska’s beef cattle industry prosperous. After more than two decades of service to Nebraska Cattlemen, Pete McClymont retired at the end of February 2023.

View Pete's full award video here.