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American Lamb Board members (from left): David Quam, Donald Hawk, Rob Rule, Peter Camino, Sally Scholle, Gwen Kitzan, Brad Anderson, Greg Deakin, Jeff Ebert, Gary Visintainer and Elizabeth Dressler. Not pictured: Travis Anderson and Tom Colyer.

Lamb leaders elected

American Lamb Board elects South Dakota sheep producer as new chairwoman.

Gwendolyn Kitzan of South Dakota is the new chairwoman of the American Lamb Board. Vice chair is David Quam, Texas, Greg Deakin, Illinois, is secretary and Rob Rule, Iowa, is treasurer.

Kitzan raises South African Meat Merinos and Suffolks. She is a fourth generation sheep producer.

The American Lamb Board met Jan. 22, ahead of the American Sheep Industry Association. The meeting marked the retirement of four directors, all of whom have served the maximum of six years: Jim Percival, Ohio; Dale Thorne, Michigan; Diane Peavey, Idaho, and Greg Ahart, California.

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Dale Thorne, Greg Ahart, Diane Peavey and Jim Percival.

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Travis Anderson

Joining the board for their first term are Jeff Ebert, Kansas; Gary Visintainer, Colorado; Donald Hawk, Ohio, and Travis Anderson, Oregon.

Additional board members are Elizabeth Dressler, Colorado; Tom Colyer, Massachusetts; Peter Camino, Wyoming; Sally Scholle, Pennsylvania, and Brad Anderson, Colorado.

The board represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry including producers, feeders, seedstock producers and processors. The 13-member board, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, serves without compensation. Members are nominated by qualified organizations, including ASI and National Lamb Feeders Association.

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