Originally from Washington state, Sarah grew up on a diversified grain and cattle operation near Pullman. Her family is still farming dry land wheat, barley, peas and garbanzo beans. They continue to run a commercial, mixed breed, cow-calf herd. She earned her master’s degree from Kansas State University and her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in animal science and industry.
Sarah worked for Agri Beef Co. after completing graduate school. She started working in the El Oro Cattle Feeders feedlot, in Moses Lake, Washington, as a management trainee and was able to learn about all facets of the feedlot business. She then worked in the corporate office in Boise, Idaho, managing their Wagyu bull leasing program; managing the annual purebred Angus and SimAngus bull sale; and assisting with risk management actives.
In February of 2015, Sarah started working for Allflex USA, Inc., where she is currently employed. Her experience has been in the feedlot, cow-calf, and purebred genetics sectors of the beef business. She has an extensive background in electronic identification for feedlot and cow-calf applications. Additionally, she’s served in roles where she developed animal records and analysis to identify and improve process’ and genetics. This new job opportunity has provided her a challenge and enjoyment in learning more about animal identification applied to the dairy industry.
Sarah has been involved with the NCBA as well as state organizations for more than 10 years as a young representative.