The 2017 Cattlemen of the year, Don Schiefelbein, can be described as a passionate leader who continually goes above and beyond to lend his service and expertise to protect and advance the beef industry in Minnesota and across the U.S. He is a leader who listens to learn, not to respond. He has dedicated many years of his life to various volunteer positions within the beef industry. He served 10 years on the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association executive committee and board of directors. During his tenure at MSCA, he served in various Gubernatorial appointed positions to help protect and advance the beef industry in Minnesota. As continued service to Minnesota’s beef industry, he currently serves on the Agriculture Advisory Group for U.S. Congressional Representative Tom Emmer. He also currently serves on the American Angus Association board of directors. In 2016, he co-chaired the Beef Industry’s Long Range Planning Task Force. This is the second Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force he has served on.
Don Schiefelbein is a fourth generation seedstock producer from Kimball, Minnesota, who raises registered Angus and Simmental Angus seedstock cattle. He works alongside his seven brothers and parents on their family operation. Don attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he graduated with academic honors with a degree in animal science.
Throughout Don’s career, he has been directly involved with Schiefelbein Farms’ Angus operation as manager of the family’s bull sales and overseeing Angus registrations. Today, Don serves as the president of Schiefelbein Farms LLC. All family-owned and operated, Schiefelbein Farms is home to more than 850 registered-Angus cows. The program currently markets more than 400 bulls to commercial and seedstock clients throughout the United States.
We are proud to have Don Schiefelbein as part of Minnesota’s beef community. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 27 years and have three daughters: Shelby, Abbey, and Bailee, who are all following in their father’s footsteps to help advance the beef industry.
Posted: December 2, 2017