Leadership Commitee

Nicole Tommell

Nicole and her husband, Marc along with their children (Marc and Adeline), own MMT Cattle Incorporated in Fonda, NY. They are first generation cattlemen who own a diversified cattle feeding operation and a flock of commercial ewes. In addition to the commercial livestock, the Tommell’s have a love of registered Angus Cattle. A true passion and hobby for them, you’ll certainly find the Tommell’s either in the barn or working cattle at a show.

Doug Giles

Doug was born in Western New York into a fifth generation family farm. They raised row crops, cattle and hogs. Upon graduating from Alfred State College, with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, Doug left the family farm and moved to Eastern NY where he had the privilege of working on a few great Angus farms. Currently he and his two sons own and manage Walbridge Farms. Together they raise, show and sell pure bred Angus cattle all over the country.

Robert Groom

Robert owns and operates Tullyfergus with his wife Linda in Lyons, NY.  They have 3 children, Oliver (and wife Saige) of Pryor Creek, OK. Charlotte who is a student at Sacred Heart University, CT. majoring in psychology. Evie who is a freshman at Lyons Sr. High School and is actively involved with the farm, preparing show and sale cattle and competing at shows on a local, State,  regional and national level. 

We raise registered Angus and Charolais seedstock, club calves and commercial feeders. Host an annual joint production sale in September (4th Saturday) including marketing several hundred of their bull customers feeder calves. We also farm about 120ac of row crops, raise all our own hay and forage from
a further 150ac.

Jamie Cheney

Jamie Cheney

Jamie owns and operates Falcon’s Fields Livestock with her husband Christian in Rhinebeck, NY. We breed and raise fullblood Wagyu as well as commercial Angus feeders. Our three children are actively involved with the farm, showing their calves at the county and state levels. We believe strongly in the importance of youth development in agriculture, and are actively involved in 4-H.

Special Thank You to Jeanne White and Phil Paradis.

Without them, the initial concept of the NY Cattle Battle wouldn’t have been made possible.