Bohn Named Kansas Stockman of the Year

Jerry Bohn, Pratt, KS, will be recognized as the 2019 Kansas Stockman of the Year. ( Kansas State University )

Jerry Bohn will be recognized as the 2019 Kansas Stockman of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Livestock & Meat Industry Council (LMIC) at the annual Stockmen’s Dinner that kicks off at 6 p.m. February 28, 2019, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan.

A native of Wabaunsee County, Kansas, Bohn graduated from Kansas State University in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and Industry. While at K-State, he was a member of the 1970 Wool Judging Team and the 1971 Livestock Judging Team.

After graduation, Bohn worked for Hormel, entered the U.S. Army officer basic school, and then worked for Blackjack Feedyard. In 1975, he was hired by CattleFax as a market analyst and during his tenure was promoted to director of market analysis. He left CattleFax in 1982 to join Pratt Feeders as feedlot manager. While under his management, Pratt Feeders expanded, acquiring several other feedlots. Today Bohn continues as part owner of Pratt Feeders, retiring from his role as general manager after 34 years of service. He serves on the company’s board of directors and manages the company’s farming business while continuing to feed cattle in the feedlot.

In his nomination to the LMIC board, the Stockman of the Year committee said, Bohn is a K-State graduate who has provided visionary leadership roles in KLA, NCBA, US Premium Beef, LMIC, and other livestock activities. As a volunteer, Bohn is calm and collected and he emulates the image of “Stockman of the Year.”

Registration to the Stockman's dinner is available online at or by contacting 785-775-2040.