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K-State recognizes ‘Top Hand’ at 2016 Cattle Feeders College

Kendall Lock of Triangle H is honored

Kendall LockPhoto and caption available

Released: June 7, 2016

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Kansas State University in cooperation with Merck Animal Health recognized Kendall Lock of Triangle H as the recipient of the “Top Hand” award at the 2016 Milling and Maintenance Session of the K-State Cattle Feeders College held May 24 in Garden City, Kansas.

The “Top Hand” awards were initiated in 2010 to recognize outstanding employees in the commercial feeding industry.

“The cattle feeding industry is full of honest, hard-working men and women that do their jobs and do them well,” said Justin Waggoner, K-State Research and Extension beef specialist and coordinator of the awards and the Cattle Feeders College. “The Top Hand award provides cattle feeders with a unique opportunity to thank the men and women of their operations that go above and beyond their job descriptions every day. These individuals have shown an exceptional amount of dedication to their employers and the industry.”

Lock began working for Triangle H in 2005, but began his career in the cattle feeding industry shortly after his graduation from K-State in 1991. He was nominated by Sam Hands who stated that “Kendall has proved himself as a very dedicated person to the animal’s wellbeing by way of nutrition, animal health and proper cattle handling skills. His ability to sort cattle for optimum market efficiency has also proven beneficial to the cattle owners.”  

Lock was presented with a custom knife by Shannon Hulett, Merck Animal Health.      


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

For more information:
Justin Waggoner - jwaggon@ksu.edu or 620-275-9164
K-State Research and Extension