Jeff Sternberger, president and manager of Midwest Feeders at Ingalls was elected president of the Kansas Livestock Association for 2014 during the group’s annual convention last week.
Jaret Moyer, who has a stocker cattle operation in northern Lyon County, was named president-elect.
Sternberger is part of a group that bought the feedyard in 1992. Since then, Midwest Feeders has bought stakes in CRI Feeders at Guymon, Okla.; Brookover Cattle Company LLC of Scott City; and Waurika Farms LLC, with ranching operations in Oklahoma and South Dakota. Sternberger and his wife, Colleen, live in Garden City and also own a wheat and stocker cattle operation in Oklahoma and a stocker business in Mississippi.
He has served on the KLA executive committee and has been chairman of the group’s Cattle Feeders Council. He currently serves on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association board of directors and on the NCBA Live Cattle Marketing Committee. He is a member of the U.S. Premium Beef board of directors and previously served on the Beef Empire Days board of directors.
After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1982, Sternberger worked in the Farm Credit System, making production loans to Oklahoma farmers and ranchers.