November 2004 -- Burrows ?Pep? Hamilton was presented with the California Livestock Man of the Year Award on Oct. 29, 2004, at the 60th Annual Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show in San Francisco, Calif.
The award, presented by the California Chamber of Commerce since 1950, is given to those who exemplify outstanding service to the livestock industry. Recipients are chosen by their peers and selected based on their involvement in the industry at the local, state and national levels.
?I?m quite proud and very surprised,? says Hamilton, commenting on the recognition. ?I?m honored to be among those who have received this award in the past.?
?There isn?t anybody in the California sheep industry more deserving of this award than Burrows,? says California sheep producer Tim Indart, ?not only because of his innovative methods in which he runs his sheep and developed his breed -- but just because of his leadership in general.
?He is a real leader not only in California but also on a national basis. He is a deserving recipient of this award and I?m happy for him,? Indart adds.
Hamilton has served on the American Sheep Industry Association?s Executive Board and Animal Health Committee.