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A Pair of Oklahoma Producers are a Part of the New American Angus Association Leadership Team

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:15:03 CST

A Pair of Oklahoma Producers are a Part of the New American Angus Association Leadership Team The American Angus Association announced officers and directors elected to its Board of Directors during the 133rd Annual Convention of Delegates in Indianapolis, Ind. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are: Richard Dyar, Crossville, Ala.; Dave Hinman, Malta, Mont.; Alan Miller, Gridley, Ill.; Jonathan Perry, Fayetteville, Tenn.; and Barry Pollard, Waukomis, Okla.

Elected to serve a first term on the American Angus AssociationBoard of Directors, Barry Pollard of Waukomis, Okla., is a lifetime Angus member raised in a farming and ranching operation. Barry attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) and is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has performed more than 17,000 surgeries.

He currently farms and ranchesmore than 8,500 acres. Barry also oversees a herd of more than 340 Angus cows and a large recipient herd, raising more than 500 registered-Angus calves annually. Barry's sons and granddaughter have also been involved in the cattle business.

Charlie Boyd, May's Lick, Ky., was elected as Association president and chairman of the Board. He succeeds Jim Sitz, Dillon, Mont. Charlie, wife Paula, and sons Blake and Logan operate Boyd Beef Cattle.

Kevin Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C., was elected by delegates to serve as Association vice president and vice chairman of the Board. First-generation Angus breeders, Kevin and his wife, Lydia, established Yon Family Farms in 1996. They have three children: Sally, Drake and Corbin.

John Pfeiffer Jr., Mulhall, Okla., will serve as the 2016-2017 treasurer. He and his wife, Gaye, manage a diversified farming operation, where Angus cattle have grazed for more than 100 years. They have two sons, John Christopher and Andy.

A total of 312 delegates from 39 states and Washington, D.C., represented
Association members during theAnnual Convention of Delegates hosted Nov. 7 during the 2016 Angus Convention.

More than 2,000 Angus breeders and commercial cattlemen attended the three-day event and enjoyed educational sessions, a packed trade show, networking and entertainment.

Pictured above- John Pfeiffer, Charlie Boyd and Kevin Yon- the new officer team for the American Angus Association.



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