Billings, Mont. – Today, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding the passing of long-time R-CALF USA member and cattle industry leader Kimmi Lewis.
“Our U.S. cattle industry suffered a great loss today upon the passing of a true cattle industry champion, Kimmi Lewis, from Kim, Colorado.
“Kimmi served as R-CALF USA’s Private Property Rights Committee Chair for several years and demonstrated to the entire industry how to succeed on challenging issues by maintaining steadfast resolve, irreproachable integrity and dignity, and professionalism.
“She was the consummate champion for bringing back country-of-origin labeling for independent cattle producers and consumers alike, having introduced country-of-origin placarding bills in the Colorado Assembly in which she served as a Colorado legislator.
“Kimmi will be sorely missed not only as a true champion for independent cattle producers, but as a dear friend and colleague to the thousands of R-CALF USA members across the United States.
“We pray for Kimmi and her loving family and we know with absolute certainty that she has earned her everlasting home in heaven.”
R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America) is the largest producer-only cattle trade association in the United States. It is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued profitability and viability of the U.S. cattle industry. For more information, visit www.r-calfusa.com or, call 406-252-2516.