Petsch appointed regional checkoff federation vice president
Wyoming beef producer Irv Petsch of Meriden has been appointed to serve as Region V vice president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. In this position, Petsch will serve on the Executive Committee as a representative from the Federation of State Beef Councils, representing Region V. Region V includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.
The Federation of State Beef Councils is an alliance of 45 state beef councils that funds and implements beef promotion, education and research programs at the state and national level using beef producers’ checkoff investments with the goal of increasing beef demand. Petsch has been a valued member of the Wyoming Beef Council since 2002. He served two consecutive three-year terms on the council as the feeder member. He has also represented Wyoming as one of the state’s directors to the Federation of State Beef Councils since 2007, serving on the International Marketing Committee. Petsch is passionate about the development of export markets for beef and believes strongly that the development of these markets is crucial to producer profitability. Fittingly, Petsch also represents the Wyoming Beef Council as a director of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Petsch is a graduate of the Wyoming LEAD program, a past member and president of the Board of Agriculture, has served on the Wyoming State Fair Advisory Committee, is a lifetime member of the Wyoming Stock Grower’s Association, and is on the board of directors of an agriculture-oriented national bank. Petsch is involved in the cow/calf segment of Wyoming’s beef industry as well as the feeding industry.
Petsch’s ranch and feedlot, Y-6 Feeders, is located in Meriden, WY. Petsch believes active participation in cattlemen’s groups on the local, state and national level is essential in securing a viable and profitable industry. — WLJ