Gardnerville beef producer appointed to cattlemen’s board |

Gardnerville beef producer appointed to cattlemen’s board

CENTENNIAL, COLO. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently appointed Nevada beef producer Annalyn Settlemeyer to a three-year term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, which oversees administration of the national Beef Checkoff Program.

Annalyn participated in new-member orientation in Denver in April and will be seated for her first meeting of the full Beef Board at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver on July 31, becoming one of 106 producers and importers nationwide representing all cattlemen by making recommendations about how to invest national beef checkoff dollars.

Annalyn was born and raised on her family’s cow-calf operation and is a partner in Settlemeyer Ranches Inc. with her husband, brother and mother. She also is a partner with her husband in the Eric Rieman Hay Company. They have one daughter, Rosealee.

Annalyn also is very active in the beef industry, having served with the Western Nevada Cattlewomen, Nevada Cattlewomen, American National CattleWomen, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Nevada Farm Bureau, Douglas County Farm Bureau and the Carson Valley Conservation District.

The mission of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board is to build demand for beef through promotion, research and information programs of the national Beef Checkoff Program. During the recent orientation meeting in Denver, new Beef Board members learned about their volunteer checkoff role during the next three years – including their work on checkoff committees to prioritize strategies aimed at leveraging beef producers’ dollars on the research, educational and promotional efforts that they believe offer the biggest return on investment and to make annual recommendations for checkoff funding of specific programs.

For more information about the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Beef Checkoff Program, go to