March/April 2021 Sire Edition

hall of fame



hen you combine

most recently The Patriot, are all well-known entities with Shane and Tonya at the helm. Recently, The Showtimes had the pleasure of sitting down with the two to discuss both their outlook on life and their dedication to bringing out the best in those around them. Shane was born and raised in Stonewall, Texas where his dad managed President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ranch. L.B.J. passed away in 1974, the year that Meier was born; but his family continued to work the cattle and land for Johnson’s wife and the government. Along with his two younger brothers,

Shane grew up highly involved with the Hereford breed – heifers in particular. Over the years they added crossbreds and steers to the mix. In addition to the cattle, Shane found success in livestock judging where he was a member of the State Champion 4-H Livestock Judging Team and State Champion FFA Livestock Judging Team in consecutive years. He left home to judge and pursue an education at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Tonya grew up in West Texas where her focus was on sports and school. No livestock. Growing up,

ties to a United

States President and roots deep in academia and sports, the result is the dynamic power couple of Shane and Tonya Meier.

Over the years,

they have taken Shane’s background in Agriculture and Tonya’s love for education and youth to impact the livestock world in more ways than one. Meier Show Cattle, Battle of the Cattle and

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