State and Affiliate Associations

Gelbvieh cattle can be found throughout the United States and across the world. In the U.S., there are 26 state and regional Gelbvieh association. A state Gelbvieh association is an independent organization and affiliated with the American Gelbvieh Association. Primarily, state associations help increase the demand for Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics and foster relationships among seedstock breeders, commercial producers, and allied industry within the state or region.

Activities of state associations can include state sponsored Gelbvieh and Balancer sales, field days, tours, meetings, shows and junior events. Contact the state officers from the association in your state for information on how to join your local Gelbvieh association. As this list changes throughout the year depending on each state association, visit for the most up-to-date list of state and regional association officers.

Internationally, Gelbvieh organizations are active in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, among others.

Colorado Gelbvieh Association
President: Dan McCarty, Rifle, CO –
Vice President: Brad Ridinger, Deer Trail, CO –
Secretary: Larry Moore, Fort Collins, CO –
Treasurer: Linda Shafer, Strasburg, CO –

Heart of America Gelbvieh Association
President: Austin Rash, Mendon, MO –
Vice President: Jim Michaletz, Goodman, MO –
Vice President: Kathleen Lawmin-Merritt, Columbia, MO –
Treasurer: Bob Hart, Kansas City, KS –

Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa
President: Terry Chapman, Cedar Rapids, IA –
Vice President: Mark Stock, Waukon, IA –
Secretary: Dan Dykstra, Morrison, IL –
Treasurer: Kyle Herink, Clutier, IA –

Kansas Gelbvieh Association
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President: Bill Clark, Barnard, KS –
Vice President: Ken Schmucker, Hutchinson, KS –
Secretary: Risa Overmiller, Smith Center, KS –

Kentucky Gelbvieh Association
President: William McIntosh, Georgetown, KY –
Vice President: Joe Piles, Bardstown, KY –
Secretary/Treasurer: Pat Tilghman, Glasgow, KY –

Mississippi Gelbvieh Association
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President: Beverly Manning, Batesville, MS –
Vice President: Marty Langston, Oakland, MS –
Secretary/Treasurer: Ellie Gaines, Courtland, MS –

Montana Gelbvieh Association
President: Kathleen Rankin, Oilmont, MT –
Vice President: Ken Flikkema, Bozeman, MT –
Secretary/Treasurer: Don Danell, Lewistown, MT –

Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska
President: Kyle Helms, Holbrook, NE –
Vice President: JJ Boehler, Orleans, NE
Secretary/Treasurer: Kayla Helms, Holbrook, NE –

North Carolina Gelbvieh Association
President: Justin Ridenhour, Salisbury, NC –
Vice President: Scott Baucom, Marshville, NC –
Secretary/Treasurer: Ken Chambers, Stoneville, NC –

North Dakota Gelbvieh Association
President: Rob Arnold, Minot, ND –
Vice President: David Larson, Clearbrook, MN –
Secretary: Tara Berger, Stanton, ND –
Treasurer: Doug Hille, Mandan, ND –

Ohio Valley Gelbvieh Association
President: Tim Sheeley, Hillsboro, OH –
Vice President: Jordan Diehl, Bradford, OH
Treasurer: Karen Sheeley, Hillsboro, OH –

Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association
President: Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, OK –
Vice President: Bill New, Arnett, OK –
Secretary/Treasurer: Zach Rupp, Perry, OK –

Pacific Northwest Gelbvieh Association
President: Mark Hopfer, Days Creek, OR –
Secretary/Treasurer: Sammee Charriere, Clarkston, WA –

South Carolina Representatives

Vice President: John Durham, Belton, SC –
Secretary/Treasurer: Cindy Durham, Belton, SC –

South Dakota Gelbvieh Association
President: Jesse Struck, Humboldt, SD –
Vice President: Lori Maude, Hermosa, SD –
Treasurer: Aaron Ceroll, Sisseton, SD –
Secretary: Kelly Josephsen, Arlington, SD –

Tennessee Gelbvieh Association
President: Jason Tanner, Eagleville, TN –
Vice President: Michael Butler, Milton, TN –
Secretary/Treasurer: Dale Walker, Corryton, TN –

Utah/Idaho Gelbvieh Association
President: Gary Carlisle, Redmond, UT –
Vice President: Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, UT –
Secretary: Jeremy Hermansen, Fairview, UT –

The Gelbvieh Breeders of Virginia
President: Dr. Tom Lavelle, Whytheville, VA –
Vice President: Bruce Sweeten, Rural Retreat, VA –
Sec./Treasurer: Judith A Sweeten, Rural Retreat, VA –