LEXINGTON - Paul Napier, of Stanford, was named the 22nd president of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association for the 2004-2005 term, during the House of Delegates meeting at the KCA convention Jan. 10.
Napier, a beef producer since 1965, owns a large family farm in Stanford and is a retired engineer. He has been an active member of the state and local cattlemen's association for many years and held his first committee assignment for the association in 1982. He is married with three grown children and five grandchildren.
"Paul Napier has been actively involved in the KCA for many years and instrumental in helping Kentucky cattle producers. He is well known and well liked by everyone he meets, and he brings a lot of knowledge and expertise to the table," said Dave Maples, executive vice president.
Kentucky is the largest cattle producing state east of the Mississippi and the eighth largest in the nation with about 40,000 beef producers and 1.2 million cows (more than Wyoming and Utah). In 1999, the beef industry generated $550 million in cash receipts in Kentucky.