Missouri Beef Producer Relishes Role on National Level

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) A cattleman from Sedalia is representing Missouri on the national level on two different beef cattle organizations.

David Dick, immediate past chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, has been re-elected for a second term to serve on the Operating Committee for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. The committee is made up of 20 cattle producer representatives who make decisions about how the $1 per head Beef Checkoff is spent on the national level.

Dick has also been elected to represent Region Three for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

“I now represent Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the NCBA executive committee,” said Dick. “And I will carry not only the Missouri voice, but the voice of all of Region Three there.”

Dick says it’s important for Missouri to have a voice on the national level.

“Missouri’s the number two state in numbers of beef cattle, we’re a cow-calf state and we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 producers,” he says. “And Region Three in the number of cattle is second only to Region Two, which is Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma.”

Not only does Dick consider it a privilege to serve his fellow producers, he loves doing it.

“I enjoy it. I enjoy what I learn from it and the things that I can find out and bring back here so that our people understand what’s going on in the marketplace, or in the production cycle, or in our foreign markets so that they have a better idea of what’s happening and maybe they can adjust how they operate,” Dick said.

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