NCBA President-Elect Mark Eisele Voices His Priorities and NCBA Leadership

Listen to Ron Hays talk with Mark Eisele about his priorities as NCBA Leadership.

Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President-Elect, Mark Eisele, about his cattle operation and his plans going forward.

Eisele is expected to become the next president of NCBA in early 2024. He will take on the role that is currently held by Todd Wilkinson.

“I am a cow-calf and yearling/stocker producer in southeast Wyoming, at about 6500 feet elevation,” Eisele said. “Good grass country and we have had a little rain this year, so it made a big difference.”

Eisele said his decision to run for President of NCBA goes back many years.

“I found out there was more to just raising a family and cows,” Eisele said.

Some of the issues Eisele plans to keep focus on include government overregulation, permitting processes, animal disease traceability, private property rights, and more.

Eisele’s cattle operation is in a part of the country where there are public lands. He said it is important that cattle producers across the country understand the value of these territories for the beef cattle industry.

“Producers love the public lands as much as we do our private lands, Eisele said. “For people who we share that with, they need to understand this is not just about cattle ranchers, sheep producers or whatever- this has to do with other things on public lands like recreation.”

Consumer confidence, Eisele said, is another key focus of his, as it is important that consumers have trust in the way producers are producing the beef product.

“You don’t have a multi-generational operation that isn’t sustainable by doing wrong things,” Eisele said. “They are sustainable because you do all the right things. You make the right choices, you work with nature, and you work with your families, and that is how it is sustainable. That is what people want, and that is what we have always delivered.”

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