Jack Chaffe of Mitchell has been elected chairman of Beef Farmers of Ontario, taking over from Rob Lipsett who stepped down but remains on the board.
Craig McLaughlin of Renfrew County was elected vice chairman.
Chaffee represents feedlot operators and his feedlot has capacity for 2,500 head and is enrolled in the Ontario Corn Fed Beef program.
McLaughlin represents Eastern Ontario, has been on the board for five years and has a cow-calf and backgrounding operation.
Three directors were re-elected: Don Badour as cow-calf director, Joe Dickenson as feedlot director and Kim Jo Bliss as an at-large director. Ron Stevenson was acclaimed as southern director.