Carter Ward

Longtime cattleman Carter Ward from Plattsburg, Missouri, recently joined the American Angus Hall of Fame.

Longtime cattleman Carter Ward from Plattsburg, Missouri, recently joined the American Angus Hall of Fame. The American Angus Hall of Fame was established 40 years ago in Smithville, Missouri. Ward said he will aid cattle operations in selling the livestock around the country. “This summer I’ll be making herd visits to my customers and helping them make decisions on whether they want to buy or sell,” Ward said. “I also put together the sale advertisements.” Ward is a third generation Angus breeder. His parents, Jack and Maryann Ward, managed two Angus operations in Indiana while he was growing up. The Ward family now lives in Missouri where their own operation, Ward Brothers Livestock, is a nationally recognized Angus herd. Ward was active in the American Angus Association’s junior program, has a degree from Black Hawk College East Campus in Kewanee, Illinois, and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was on the livestock judging teams at both schools.

Longtime cattleman Carter Ward from Plattsburg, Missouri, recently joined the American Angus Hall of Fame.

The American Angus Hall of Fame was established 40 years ago in Smithville, Missouri.

Ward said he will aid cattle operations in selling the livestock around the country.

“This summer I’ll be making herd visits to my customers and helping them make decisions on whether they want to buy or sell,” Ward said. “I also put together the sale advertisements.”

Ward is a third generation Angus breeder.

His parents, Jack and Maryann Ward, managed two Angus operations in Indiana while he was growing up.

The Ward family now lives in Missouri where their own operation, Ward Brothers Livestock, is a nationally recognized Angus herd.

Ward was active in the American Angus Association’s junior program, has a degree from Black Hawk College East Campus in Kewanee, Illinois, and attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

He was on the livestock judging teams at both schools.

Ward has since served as official judge at numerous shows including the North American International Livestock Exposition.

The American Angus Hall of Fame is the oldest sale management firm in the world having been in business for 83 years and managing registered Angus auctions around the world.

The first Angus bull was brought to the United States in 1873 by George Grant from Scotland and they landed in Victoria, Kansas.

The museum in Smithville houses the most angus history in the world. The building is open for the public to tour free of charge.

“There’s not a free spot on the wall,” Ward said. “We have sale catalogs from the 1800s. We also have around 40 famous bull and cow heads on display.”

The American Angus Hall of Fame is located at 925 S Commercial Avenue in Smithville. They can be contacted by phone at 816-532-0811.

For more information, visit angushall.com.

Maragret Slayton can be reached at margaret.slayton@newspressnow.com.