Name: Lyndee Branen, 14
Hometown: Collinsville, Okla.
Parents: Steve and Kelly Branen
Clubs: Circle G 4-H Club, advisor Jerri Guilfoyle and Young Stockmans, advisor Sandy Phelps

Current Involvement in Agriculture: Lyndee is involved with Young Stockman’s and showing cattle. Lyndee participates in livestock judging, as well as cattle grading. Lyndee has been showing Shorthorn heifers since she was around 5 years of age. Lyndee started showing Shorthorn cattle because they were pretty, she now has a huge respect for the breed, as well as their good attitude. Lyndee likes 4-H leadership, cooking, sewing, showing cattle and participating in citizenship events.  

Awards: Lyndee has received the Beef Top 10, Breed Champion Grading multiple times and has been the Top Ten Beef Showmanship winner.

Future Plans: Although Lyndee is still in high school she has big plans for the future. She would like to work in the medical field with her goal being to work as a Pediatrician.

Advice for Younger Students: “Don’t give up. Don’t get disappointed if you don’t win, because it is won at home, and it takes lots of practice. You just can’t go out on show day and expect to win every time; there is a lot of work done at home prior to show day,” encouraged Lyndee.

Story and Photo by Bonnie Rausch


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