Members of the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) have elected four individuals to serve on IBBA’s Board of Directors. New directors will be officially inducted at the IBBA Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 11, in San Antonio, Texas.
Bill Davis has been re-elected to continue representing area two. Bill Davis and his wife, Gail, own and operate Chimney Rock Cattle Co. in Concord, Arkansas. Having never owned any brand of cattle other than Brangus, Davis says he is very familiar with both the purebred and commercial aspects of the breed. The cattle industry continues to enjoy a good market. With leveling calf prices and a good forecast, he says we see great times ahead for the Brangus breed.
Vernon Suhn has been elected to represent IBBA members in area three. Suhn has been actively involved in the IBBA as chairman, and as a member, of the breed improvement committee. He has also served on IBBA’s Promotion Committee. In addition, he served as president of the IBBA and received the Breeder of the Year award in 2003. Suhn says he realizes the importance of data and performance information. In 2009, Suhn and a group of Brangus breeders put together a marketing alliance called GENETRUST, through which we market 650 plus Brangus and Ultrablack bulls a year.
Danny Farris has been elected to represent IBBA members in area seven. Farris says he believes it is essential to have a membership that is excited about what the association is providing to enhance the value of their investment in the seedstock segment of the beef industry. Strong leadership, personality, communication, and integrity are what anchors confidence in anyone seeking an organization, in which to actively participate. He says he has enjoyed getting to know many fellow breeders for more than 30 years during his time in the registered Brangus business.
Eddy Roberts has been elected to represent IBBA members in area 11. Roberts and his wife, Mary, own and operate W.E.T. Farms. Roberts says it is to his family’s benefit to maintain a healthy environment and a healthy herd and as he realizes that his grandchildren, as well as the next generation, are depending on it. He says his goal at W.E.T. Farms is to operate a long-term, environmentally-sensitive operation that remains profitable in order to continue their treasured way of life.