91st Annual Celebration This Saturday, November 3
For 91 years, the Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Association has gathered for a day of events to celebrate the cattle industry. This Saturday is the 91st annual Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Day with events beginning at sunrise and closing late that evening.
Since its inception, a total of 86 proud cattlemen have served as president of the organization. This year is no different, as Bob Brink, a well-known Braunvieh breeder, is serving as President.
Bob and his wife Marilyn moved to Greenwood County in 2004 and continue to operate Brink Livestock in the Flint Hills. Their headquarters is located approximately 11 miles southwest of Eureka. Currently, the Brinks have approximately 200 head of Braunvieh cattle, a breed the two have come to love.
Bob was raised on a farm near Lawrence where the family ran a mixed cow/ calf operation. He joined the United States Army and earned an Animal Science degree from Kansas State University before returning to Lawrence to help his family. The Brink family continued the mixed operation until Brink saw an ad for a Braunvieh herd in 1978. “They were selling cheap, so I just took them all,” stated Brink. He initially started with 20 head of Braunvieh and incorporated them into his commercial herd, breeding them with Hereford bulls.
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