The United States Livestock Genetic Export, Inc. has selected a new Chairman of the board of directors, J.J. Jones, marketing and trade director of the Kansas Department of Agriculture
USLGE is a nationwide livestock-specific trade association representing the international market development interests of the U.S. dairy, beef, sheep, swine and horse breeding industries. The organization encompasses the embryo and semen industry, livestock export sector, plus leading state departments of agriculture from top livestock producing states across the U.S.
Over the past several years, the exportation of U.S. livestock genetics has grown exponentially with sales nearing one billion dollars annually. Ranchers have capitalized on this opportunity.
Jones and his fellow members of the USLGE board of directors will strive to keep U.S. genetics top-of-mind around the world when buyers are looking for high quality livestock.
As chair, Jones will be representing the organization in increasing global trade across multiple livestock markets as U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses strive to introduce superior livestock genetics to world markets from leading breeders in the U.S.
To learn more about USLGE and its programs and activities visit www.uslge.org.