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Vote for NCBA’s 2023 National Anthem Contest


The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is asking for the public’s help in selecting their National Anthem Contest winner. The convention draws thousands of cattlemen and women from across the country for education, entertainment, and engagement.

Four finalists have been selected for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) 10th annual National Anthem Singing Contest. The winner will receive a trip to the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Opening General Session on February 1, as well as the evening event on February 3.

The four finalists are:

Bree DeNaeyer of Seneca, Nebraska, has raised Red Angus with her family in the Nebraska Sandhills for more than 20 years.

Nicholas Kertz of Auburn, Alabama, is a graduate student at Auburn University studying genomic-based approaches to improve heifer fertility and helps on his family’s cow-calf farm in Illinois.

Franki Moscato of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, whose family has been farming since 1857, first sang the National Anthem at the age of 11 and now travels across the country speaking at teen suicide awareness events.

Kendall Whatley of Wray, Georgia, is studying beef cattle nutrition and forages and manages her own business providing genomic and breeding consulting services, sale cattle photography, farm/ranch lifestyle photography, chute-side services and ad design.

The public can vote for their favorite singer here once per day per person through November 15 and the winner will be announced Nov. 18, 2022.

The winning singer will receive roundtrip airfare to New Orleans, hotel room for four nights, convention registration, a meet-and-greet hosted by Norbrook, plus a pair of boots, jeans and a shirt from Roper or Stetson.

In addition to voting for the National Anthem singer, registration is also open for the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, where you can “Get Jazzed in New Orleans” February 1-3, 2023. 

 For more information and to register, click here

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