McClymont to retire from top job at Nebraska Cattlemen

By: - October 18, 2022 2:15 pm
Pete McClymont

Pete McClymont, executive vice president of Nebraska Cattlemen (courtesy of Nebraska Cattlemen)

LINCOLN — Pete McClymont, the executive vice president of the Nebraska Cattlemen, has announced his retirement.

During 25 years with the livestock organization, McClymont rose from serving on the board of directors, to becoming vice president of legislative affairs and, eventually, the top job, in 2013.

McClymont, a native of Holdrege, said that it has been an honor and privilege to work for the Cattlemen, serving beef cattle producers “who are the backbone of our state.”  

The organization said McClymont’s retirement date is dependent on the hiring of a new executive vice president.

The Nebraska Cattlemen, which promotes beef and policies that aid beef producers, began with the Nebraska Stockgrowers in 1888. That organization merged with Nebraska Livestock Feeders Association and Nebraska Feedlot Council to form Nebraska Cattlemen in 1988.

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Paul Hammel
Paul Hammel

Senior Reporter Paul Hammel has covered the Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska state government for decades. He started his career reporting for the Omaha Sun and later, editing the Papillion Times group in suburban Omaha. He joined the Lincoln Journal-Star as a sports enterprise reporter, and then a roving reporter covering southeast Nebraska. In 1990, he was hired by the Omaha World-Herald as a legislative reporter. Later, for 15 years, he roamed the state covering all kinds of news and feature stories. In the past decade, he served as chief of the Lincoln Bureau and enterprise reporter. Paul has won awards for reporting from Great Plains Journalism, the Associated Press, Nebraska Newspaper Association and Suburban Newspapers of America. A native of Ralston, Nebraska, he is vice president of the John G. Neihardt Foundation, a member of the Nebraska Hop Growers and a volunteer caretaker of Irvingdale Park in Lincoln.