Kansas rancher remains on Simmental trustee board
Bozeman, MT- John Irvine of Manhattan, Kansas has been elected by the American Simmental Association (ASA) membership as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Irvine is a full partner in Irvine Ranch with his father, Paul, and brother, Bernard, a family farming/ranching operation that maintains a cowherd of 225 breeding-age females. Irvine Ranch genetics are sold primarily through an annual production sale the first Saturday of November. In addition, bulls and semen are marketed through private treaty year-round.
A graduate of nearby Kansas State University with a degree in Marketing, Irvine is also involved in the family’s real estate business and serves on a three-member board that awarded settlement payments to landowners losing land through eminent domain. As a youth, he was very involved in American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) programs, and describes it as “an instrumental experience that fueled my interest in Simmental and the beef industry.”
Irvine was formally seated at ASA’s 48th Annual Meeting held January 17, in Denver. Also seated were newly elected trustees Clay Lassle, Glendive, MT; Tim Curran, Ione, CA; and re-elected trustee, Tim Smith, Giddings, TX.
Founded in 1968, the American Simmental Association is headquartered in Bozeman, MT. ASA is committed to leveraging technology, education and collaboration to accelerate genetic profitability for the beef industry. In keeping with its commitment, ASA, along with its partners, formed International Genetic Solutions – the world’s largest genetic evaluation of beef cattle.
–American Simmental Association
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