The American Gelbvieh Association has hired William McIntosh, Georgetown, Ky., as the eastern region area coordinator. McIntosh began work for the association on July 1. He joins Central Region Area Coordinator Brandon McEndaffer. Together, the two area coordinators represent the American Gelbvieh Association as field staff to serve the needs of association members and cow-calf producers to market Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics, commercial females and feeder cattle.
“We welcome William back to the Gelbvieh association’s field staff. He has extensive experience in seedstock production and marketing, as well as knowledge of the Gelbvieh breed and working for the Association,” said Frank Padilla, American Gelbvieh Association director of breed promotion. “William also brings a working knowledge of the commercial cow-calf sector and feeder calf sales, which will be an asset to members and cattlemen in the Eastern United States.”
McIntosh is owner and principal auctioneer of McIntosh Auction Company of Georgetown, Ky., where he has managed livestock and machinery auctions. His auctioneering experience extends to feeder calf sales while working for United Producers Stockyards, Owenton, Ky., as well as real estate and classic cars sales. In 2010, McIntosh was named Kentucky Junior State champion auctioneer.
Furthermore, William is a partner in McIntosh Brothers, a nationally recognized Gelbvieh herd that has sold cattle into more than 20 states and Canada. He has managed their joint production sale as well as their feeder calf division.
“I’m excited to be part of the American Gelbvieh Association’s field staff. I look forward to working with breeders and cattlemen in the east to continue to improve and promote Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle,” commented McIntosh. “The demand for Gelbvieh-influenced cattle in the East is great and I am available to help cow-calf producers and seedstock breeders capitalize on their marketing opportunities.”
Previous AGA Area Coordinators, Don Danell, Lewiston, Mont., and Steve Peddicord, Albany, Ky., have decided to focus more time on their respective Gelbvieh home operations.
Gelbvieh members and commercial cattlemen in the Western United States are encouraged to contact Frank Padilla at the AGA Office at 303-465-2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org for member service or assistance in marketing Gelbvieh influenced bulls, females or feeder cattle. McIntosh can be reached at 502-867-3132 or email@example.com. McEndaffer can be reached at 970-520-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.