The nation’s largest beef breed continues tradition of excellence and re-elects industry leaders
By Karen Hiltbrand, Angus Communications
Five directors were re-elected to the 2019-2020 American Angus Association® board of directors, as well as a president and chairman, and a vice president and vice chairman of the board, during the 136th Annual Convention of Delegates hosted at the 2019 Angus Convention in Reno, Nev.
A total of 297 delegates from 40 states and Canada represented Association members at the Annual Convention of Delegates and elected the 2019-2020 officers and directors. Directors can serve up to two three-year terms on the board and, if elected, serve additional one-year terms in office as president and chairman and/or vice president and vice chairman.
The 2019-2020 American Angus Association president and chairman of the board is Don -Schiefelbein of Kimball. The new vice president and vice chairman of the board is David Dal Porto of Oakley, Calif. Directors re-elected to their second terms are Richard M. Dyar of -Crossville, Ala.; Dave Hinman of Malta, Mont.; Alan Miller of Gridley, Ill.; Jonathan Perry of Fayetteville, Tenn.; and Barry Pollard of Enid, Okla.
Officer elected from our area
Don Schiefelbein of Kimball was elected by the delegates to serve as the -American Angus Association president and chairman of the board. -Schiefelbein, who succeeds John Pfeiffer Jr., of Mulhall, Okla., has previously served as vice president and vice chairman and treasurer, as well as six years on the board of directors. Additionally, he serves as the 2019 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) policy division chairman. His family operation was started in 1955 by Frank Schiefelbein, and years later with the addition of nine sons and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the operation continues to grow as fast as the family. Today, Schiefelbein Farms runs more than 1,000 registered females, farms 4,600 acres, and feeds out 7,500 head of cattle.
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Angus means business
The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada, and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers, and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.