Full Name
John Butler
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
The Beef Marketing Group
Speaker Bio
The Beef Marketing Group (BMG) is a producer cooperative consisting of 17 cattle Feeding and growing operations located in states of Kansas and Nebraska. The cooperative formed in 1987 harvests 600,000 cattle annually and with Butlers guidance, has been focusing on consistently producing value added beef and beef products that that meet customer demands. The group has developed a number of initiatives that have provided end –users with a constant supply of high quality specified beef products.
BMG has implemented across all of its operations the Progressive Beef program, a verified system of best management practices which include components of Food Safety, Animal Care and Sustainability.
Butler is a second generation cattle producer and has spent his career building and implementing beef supply chain programs with the end in mind from the beginning. John has served in a number of industry leadership roles including Chairman of the Beef Industry Long Range Plan, Chair of the United States Round Table for Sustainable Beef, and an Executive Committee member of the US Meat Export Federation. John also serves as a Non –Resident Fellow for the Noble Research Institute. John and his wife Sandy have two children and live in Manhattan Kansas.
John Butler