The livestock industry has lost a great judge, mentor, producer, teacher and coach last week. Ben Beam was a long-time producer of show lambs (Beam Ranch) as well as judging coach and professor at San Joaquin Delta College where he taught agriculture and mentored countless young people on livestock judging teams.
Beam Ranch has raised many champions across California and around the country and Ben judged many state and national sheep shows, including the 2004 NAILE.
Ben is survived by his wife Terri, his four children Lacey, Andrew, Casey, and Shaylynn, his daughter-in-law Chelsea and granddaughter Brenyn Lynn.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at the Escalon Covenant Church on Saturday, November 21, at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to The Bank of the West C/O the Ben Beam Educational Benefit Fund 1633 1st St. Escalon Ca. 95320