CLA: Cattle Feeding Pioneer Celebrates 100th Year

Cattle feeding pioneer Dr. John Matsushima celebrated his 100th birthday on December 24, 2020. The Colorado Livestock Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association presented him with a crystal in recognition of the many years he has dedicated to the advancement of the cattle industry.

Matsushima’s grandfather emigrated from Japan in 1890.  He was the oldest of 7 children. He worked on the family cattle farm and developed an early interest in the feeding of their beef cattle. His favorite class in high school was animal husbandry and he was a member of 4H, becoming a 4H champion.

Watch an interview recently recorded by the Fort Collins Rotary Club.


By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.