SAN ANTONIO, TX – The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) recently elected five new members to serve a three-year term on the IBBA Board of Directors. The directors will be officially inducted at the IBBA Annual Membership Meeting March 1, 2013, in Houston, Texas.
The new members of the board include:
Area 1: Chuck Sword, owner of Char-No Farms along with his wife, Norma, live in Hollonville, Ga., and have been raising registered Brangus cattle since 1983. He is actively involved in his local and state cattle associations as well as on regional and national levels. He has served as president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and previously served on the IBBA board from 1991 to 1997.
Area 5: Mike Vorel is the owner of Vorel Farms, and he and his wife, Robin, live near Luther, Okla. He purchased his first registered Brangus cattle 14 years ago and soon transitioned from a commercial cattle operation to a registered Brangus seedstock business in which the commercial cows are now used as embryo transfer recipients. Vorel has served on several IBBA committees and is an active leader in his community.
Area 7: Russ Williamson and his wife, Pamela, own and operate Skyhawk Brangus near Tyler, Texas. Williamson has been a member of the IBBA for more than 22 years and manages approximately 200 head of registered Brangus cattle. The Skyhawk team is actively involved in the show circuit, winning several awards for their accomplishments in the show ring. Williamson has been a board member for the Texas Brangus Breeders Association (TBBA) and currently serves as president for the TBBA board.
Area 9: Danny Farris has been involved in the registered Brangus seedstock business for 27 years. He owns and manages Farris Ranching Company, and he and his wife, Mary Beth, live in Tuscola, Texas. Farris has previously served on the board for several state and regional Brangus associations including the TBBA and Hill Country Brangus Breeders Association (HCBBA) as well as the IBBA. He also served two separate terms as president for the West Texas Brangus Breeders Association (WTBBA).
Area 10: Larry Parker is returning to the IBBA Board of Directors for a second consecutive term. Parker owns Parker Ranch, LLC, in San Simon, Ariz., which has been family owned and operated for more than 45 years. He oversees 200 head of Brangus cows with the help of his daughter, Diane, and has been involved in the IBBA since the mid- ‘60s.
For more information about the IBBA and to contact a director, visit www.GoBrangus.com.