Collegiate Cattlewomen share a passion for the beef industry

One thing that ties the members of Mizzou Collegiate Cattlewomen together is their dedication to the beef industry — their heart and soul.

Shelby Esser, chapter president, said the club has a roster of about 40 young women and an average meeting attendance of approximately 20.

The biggest event hosted by the MCC is Meet Your Meat. This year the event is planned for April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this event, the chapter will sell rib-eye steak sandwiches and will also have a heifer on Lowry Mall available for the public to view. Although an annual attendance cannot be tallied due to it being a public event, 600 sandwiches are made every year, and every year they sell out.

Along with this event, the collegiate cattlewomen also help with the annual FFA convention held on campus and support other clubs related to the Animal Science Research Center. They also educate classes about where their meat comes from.

MCC also supports the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, the Missouri Beef Industry Council, CAFNR, the American National Cattlewomen and Missouri Cattlewomen. They also support the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and attend every national convention that is held.

“This club is for girls that are passionate about agriculture and the beef industry,” Esser said.

MU students may have seen the women of this club in action selling their “eat beef” shirts on campus in the agriculture building and through the ASCR.

Although the date to accept dues has passed, visitors are welcome to join the meetings every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Kendra Elder

About the Author Kendra Elder

Hello! I'm Kendra Elder, a University of Missouri freshman majoring in science and ag journalism. I am from southeast Missouri. In high school I was active in FFA and the National Beta Club where I served as a state officer. I am now is a member of Ag Communicators of Tomorrow. In the future, I hopes to start a career in advertising and start a cattle farm of my own.