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Gov. Whitmer Appoints Three Cattlemen to Beef Industry Commission

On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed three members to the Michigan Beef Industry Commission.

Monte J. Bordner, of Sturgis, is the owner of Bordner Angus Farms. He is a board member of the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau and the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association. Mr. Bordner is appointed to represent members engaged in the raising, breeding, or growing of cattle or calves for beef production, for a term commencing July 10, 2020 and expiring May 31, 2023. He succeeds Garry Lee Wiley whose term expired May 31, 2020.

David A. Clark, of Clifford, is an auctioneer and owner of Clare County Livestock Auction, LLC. He holds a Livestock Management and Nutrition certificate from Michigan State University and is a member of the Michigan Cattleman’s Association and the Michigan Auctioneer’s Association. Mr. Clark is reappointed to represent a member engaged in the operation of a public livestock marketing firm for a term commencing July 10, 2020 and expiring May 31, 2023.

Bret Schapman, of Almont, is the owner of Ingleside Farms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Michigan State University and is a member of the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association. Mr. Schapman is reappointed to represent members engaged in the feeding of cattle for beef production for a term commencing July 10, 2020 and expiring May 31, 2023.

The Michigan Beef Industry Commission was created under Public Act 291 in 1972 to promote the sale of beef and beef products. The Commission, the Beef Promotion and Research Board, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association work together in a coordinated state and national effort to promote beef and veal products in order to hold market share and increase the demand for beef and veal.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Source: Michigan Executive Office of the Governor pres release