Governor Steve Bullock has re-appointed Brett Debruycker of Dutton, Montana a second 6-year term on the Montana Board of Livestock. His term will run through 1/1/2021, and he's been representing Montana cattle producers on livestock issues since 2009 on the state board of Livestock.
With roots in the cattle industry since 1933 and purebred Charolais operation since 1963, the DeBruyckers are long time Montana ranchers who are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in promoting the Charolais breed. After more than 40 years in the business, Lloyd and Jane DeBruycker are still directly involved in the operation, where four or their seven children are directly involved, including their son, Brett.
[EasyDNNGallery|1618|Width|350|Height|350|position|left|resizecrop|False|lightbox|False|title|False|description|False|redirection|False|LinkText||]Debruycker grew up in Dutton, Montana, and graduated from Dutton High School in 1989. He attended Montana State University, where he received a BA in agricultural economics in 1994. DeBruycker has raised cattle for 20 years, and is a third generation farmer and rancher.
Debruycker raises purebred Charolais cattle and has a full understanding of the cow-calf industry, including yearling and cattle feeder operations. He understands the industry also from a landowner perspective, as well as from the lessee/lessor perspective. DeBruycker's operation currently employs 5 year-round employees, and the family operation, in which he is also a partner, employs anywhere from 15-25 workers. He also raises wheat, barley and alfalfa.
DeBruycker is past president of the Montana Charolais Association and of the Montana Cattlemen's Association.
There is still one open position on the seven-member Board of Livestock, to refill the position held by Jan French of Hobson for the past six years. French completed her term on March 1, and the Governor’s office is still contemplating names to replace that Board position.
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