Michigan Beef Industry Commission

The Michigan Beef Industry Commission (MBIC) was created under Act 291 in 1972. The purpose of the Commission is to promote the sale of beef and beef products. The Commission is governed by nine beef industry representatives appointed by the Governor. They include: two members engaged in the raising, breeding, or growing of cattle or calves for beef production; three members engaged in the feeding of cattle for beef production; one member engaged as a dairyman in the production of fluid milk; one member who is an executive of a meat packing company which purchases cattle and processes beef; one member engaged in the operation of a public livestock marketing firm; and one member engaged in retail sales of beef. In addition, three ex officio members are also seated on the MBIC Board.  They include Jamie Clover Adams, Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Janice Swanson, Chairperson of the Michigan State University Animal Science Department and Todd Haynes representing the Michigan Veal Committee.  

 

MBIC Directors


Scott Acker
Cattle Marketing
Middleton, MI 


Jon Haindl
Cow/Calf
Cooks, MI

 

 

 
Jerry Suter
Retail
Ada, MI


Leonard Brown
Dairy
Sandusky, MI

 

 


Dale Oeschger
Cattle Feeder
Bayport, MI


Bret Schapman
Cattle Feeder
Almont, MI


Jill Sears
Cattle Feeder
Horton, MI


 Travis Schunk
Packer
Clare, MI


Garry Wiley
Cow/Calf
Gladwin, MI

 National Representatives


Garry Wiley
NCBA Federation
of State Beef
Councils
Gladwin, MI


Ken Blight
Cattlemen's Beef Board
Albion, MI


Dale Oeschger
NCBA Federation
of State Beef
Councils
Bayport, MI

 

MBIC Staff

 
 
 

 
 

 
Cat Love-Wilkins
Office Manager

 

 
 

 

 

    
    George Quackenbush
Executive Director


 

 
 
 

  

 

Cindy Hulings
Director of Promotions
 

 

  

 

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