Mark Anderson, NALF Executive Director, Elected President of US Beef Breeds Council

Mark Anderson, NALF Executive Director, Elected President of US Beef Breeds Council

The US Beef Breeds Council (USBBC) met in late April electing new officers to preside over the organization and discuss upcoming goals. Vice President, Mark Anderson, of the North American Limousin Foundation oversaw the meeting and election of officers. NALF Executive Director Mark Anderson was elected President and will serve a two-year term.

The USBBC is comprised of United States beef breed executives. While addressing shared concerns and goals all breed associations are faced with, the USBBC also oversees the appointment of the Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC) Executive Director and Board of Directors.

“The US Beef Breeds Council is an opportunity for the executive officers of the national beef breed associations to network, exchange ideas, and identify common ground where we can speak as one voice to support America’s beef industry in areas of critical and common interest,” said Anderson.

Mark McCully, CEO of the American Angus Association, was elected Vice President of the USBBC. “The beef cattle industry is changing at an incredible pace. The US Beef Breeds Council provides leadership on important topics that affect all of us as breed associations and directly impact our members.”

Patrick Wall is Executive Director of the Ultrasound Guidelines Council. Through the leadership of the USBBC, the establishment of the Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC) in 2001 has led to stronger genetic prediction of carcass merit for the US beef industry. “The UGC Board has been committed to improving the accuracy of established technology as well as assessing the consistency of new digital ultrasound platforms,” said Patrick Wall.

“The US Beef Breeds Council unites all US beef breeds as a strong front against those in opposition of animal agriculture and the beef industry. All our members are affected in the same way. If we unite, we will be able to use all our strengths in multiple ways to protect the interest of all of our members who are engaged in the beef cattle seedstock business throughout the United States,” said newly elected USBBC President, Mark Anderson.