Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack today announced 29 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve 3-year terms.

 
“These appointees represent a cross section of the beef industry and I am confident that beef producers and importers of cattle, beef and beef products will be well served by them," said Vilsack.
 
Newly appointed members representing cattle producers are: Leo C. Sutterfield, Jr., Ark.; Phyllis K. Snyder, Colo.; Sarah K. Childs, Fla.; Kimberly Brackett, Idaho; Stacy M. McClintock and Perry L. Owens, Kan.; Daniel C. Smith, Ky.; Leon Kreisler, Mo.; Lyle V. Peterson and Linda M. Nielsen, Mont.; Douglas A. Temme and Sherry A. Vinton, Neb.; Wesley L. Grau, N.M.; Patrick L. Becker, N.D.; Terry L. Wyatt and Barbara A. Jacques, Okla.; Joyce A. Bupp, Pa.; Gerald R. Sharp, S.D.; Ted A. Greidanus, Southwest Unit; Richard A. Winter, Paul H. Looney, Jr., G. Hughes Abell, Lavina G. Sartwell, and Thomas R. Alger, Texas; and Frank H. Maxey, Jr., Va.
 
Newly appointed members representing importers are: Andrew N. Burtt, Va.; Stephen K. Edwards, Va.; Cristobal J. Hutton, Ill.; and Joakim A. Holzner, Colo.
 
The board oversees the collection of $1-per-head on all cattle sold in the United States, and $1-per-head equivalent on imported cattle, beef and beef products. In addition, the board contracts with established national, non-profit, industry-governed organizations to implement programs of promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications.
 
The 103-member board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985. The Secretary selects the appointees nominated by beef, veal, dairy and importers certified organizations.
 
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service monitors operation of the board.