At their convention over the weekend, South Dakota Livestock Auction Market Association members elected Brad Otte of Martin Livestock as their President for 2014-15. Otte says the plan of action adopted by their Association calls for opposing the USDA rule relaxing imports that would allow beef into the U.S. from Brazil. Their plan of action included calling for banning of imports from any country that has foot and mouth disease.
Otte says other components of their plan of action calls for payment issues beign addressed as well as ensuring humane treatment of animals.
Thor Roseth of Philip Livestock was chosen as Vice President with Scott Vance of Faith Livestock as Secretary Treasurer, Steve Hellwig of Hub City Livestock chosen to represent the Auctions market group on the South Dakota Beef Industry Council and elected to the Board was Donavon Lambley of Burke Livestock.