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Darrell Anderson Receives Prestigious NPLC Award

Darrell AndersonFormer NSR CEO Darrell Anderson was recognized recently at the National Pedigreed Livestock Council (NPLC) meeting in Amarillo, Texas. Hosted at the American Quarter Horse Association headquarters, Anderson was honored with the NPLC Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. Prior to the 25 years as CEO of the American Yorkshire Club and the National Swine Registry, Anderson served as President of the National Suffolk Sheep Association, the nation's largest sheep registry from 1978 - 1982.

Since retiring from NSR, Darrell has continued to contribute to the pedigreed livestock industry, as he has facilitated strategic long-range planning programs for two beef breed registries as well as four of the major draft horse breeds. He also continues to serve in a number of leadership roles with the International Lama Registry, and auctioneers most of the major llama sales.

Debbie Fuentes, President of NPLC and Registrar for the Arabian Horse Association made the presentation, and thanked Darrell for his decades of service to the pedigreed livestock industry. She noted that Anderson had served as President of the NPLC, the association of executives from the various cattle, horse, swine, goat, llama and dairy associations, and will continue to serve on their board. She said, "Darrell's passion and dedication to the pedigreed livestock industry has impacted several breed registries, across specie lines. Even in his retirement, Darrell is still serving as a consultant and facilitator for a number of breed registries."

Darrell and his wife Merlene reside on a small acreage in West Lafayette, Ind., and have two sons, who along with their wives have blessed Darrell and Merlene with three grandsons. They still enjoy breeding and showing their llamas throughout the country.