Mike Mallett, Lampasas, Texas, has been elected to serve as chairman of the 16-member Board of Trustees of the American Simmental Association. Mallett succeeds Gregg Bailey, Mt. Vernon, Mo. Mallett was formally seated during ASA's 43rd Annual Meeting held Jan. 15, in Denver, Colo.
Mallett owns Mallett Simmentals, an operation of 115 registered females; he annually consigns to performance tests in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana for purposes of evaluating his herd. A 1972 graduate of Tarleton State University, Mallett served 32 years as a county Extension agent before retiring in 2004. He is deeply involved in Texas Simmental/Simbrah activities, as well as being actively involved in his church and community. Mike and his wife, Connie, are the parents of two married daughters and have four grandchildren.
Also seated were re-elected incumbent Trustees, Jessie J. Driggers, Glenville, Ga.; Kevin Thompson, Almont, N.D.; Harold Williams, Orient, Iowa, who will also serve as treasurer; and three newly elected members, Jimmy Holliman, Marion Junction, Ala.; Blake Nelson, Warner, Okla.; and Dale Miller, Gildford, Mont.
The American Simmental Association is headquartered in Bozeman, Mont., and maintains the breed registries for the Simmental and Simbrah breeds of cattle. ASA has an active adult and junior membership of nearly 5,000.
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