The Michigan Beef Industry Commission (MBIC) was created under Act 291 in 1972. The purpose of the Commission is to promote the sale of beef and beef products. The Commission is governed by nine beef industry representatives appointed by the Governor. They include: two members engaged in the raising, breeding, or growing of cattle or calves for beef production; three members engaged in the feeding of cattle for beef production; one member engaged as a dairyman in the production of fluid milk; one member who is an executive of a meat packing company which purchases cattle and processes beef; one member engaged in the operation of a public livestock marketing firm; and one member engaged in retail sales of beef.
In addition, three ex officio members are also seated on the MBIC Board. They include Gordon Wenk, Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Pamela Ruegg, Chairperson of the Michigan State University Animal Science Department and Ken Blight representing the Cattlemen's Beef Board.
NCBA Federation of State Beef Councils
Cattlemen's Beef Board