The New Mexico Beef Council Board of Directors

The New Mexico Beef Council consists of nine members appointed by the New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture with the approval of the governor for terms of three years or less so that the terms of three members expire on June 30 of each year. Vacancies shall be filled by the New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture for the unexpired term. The New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the council.

All members of the council shall be producers, citizens of the United States and bona fide residents of New Mexico. Each member shall at the time of his appointment and during his entire term receive a substantial portion of his income from the branch of the business he represents on the council. In making his appointments, the New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture shall appoint one member to represent fluid milk producers, five to represent beef producers, one to represent breeders of registered purebreds and two to represent commercial cattle feeders. Appointments of council members are to be made from lists of individuals recommended by farm organizations, producer associations and individual producers.

 

2017-2018 DIRECTORS —

TamaraHurt

CHAIRMAN

Tamara Hurt Producer 
Deming, NM

MilfordDenetclawcropped

VICE CHAIRMAN

Milford Denetclaw

Producer, Shiprock
NM

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SECRETARY

Zita Lopez
Feeder 
Springer, NM

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Dan Bell

Beef Producer
Corona, NM
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Matt Ferguson

Producer
Carrizozo, NM

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John Heckendorn

Purebred Producer 
Moriarty, NM

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Jim Hill

Feeder
Las Cruces, NM

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Suzie Jones

Fluid Milk Producer
Veguita, NM

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Kenneth McKenzie

Producer
Encino, NM

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Bill King

N.M. Cattleman's Beef Board Representative, Moriarty, NM

       

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