Sherry Doubet Receives BIF Continuing Service Award
Sherry Doubet was raised on a diversified ranching operation in Lodgegrass, Montana, where her family, Jim and Mary Brown raise 1250 head of beef cows, including purebred Salers, Hereford and South Devons along with a large commercial herd. The family also farms a large wheat acreage in addition to alfalfa. Growing up she was active in 4-H and the American Junior Hereford Association. She was elected to the American Junior Hereford Association Board of Directors in 1985 and was elected as Secretary in 1986 and went on to serve as President in 1987. While on the board, Sherry helped organize the Australian Junior Hereford Exchange.
Sherry Doubet receives the Continuous Service Award from Richard McClung, 2003 BIF President.
Sherry attended Colorado State University where she was an active member of Block and Bridle, Alpha Zeta and the CSU Livestock Judging Team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from CSU in 1988. After a 6-month tour of Australia as a participant in the Junior Hereford Exchange, she began working for the American Salers Association in 1989 as the Director of Communications. She served in that capacity for 4 1/2 years before taking over as the Director of Advertising and Registrations in 1994. Sherry became the American Salers Association Executive Vice President in 1996 and has been in this capacity for the last 7 years. During her time at the Salers association, she has seen the implementation of EPDs for carcass traits, scrotal circumference, and the traits of docility and stayability and she continues to stress the importance of performance measurements in beef production.
Sherry has served on various committees in the National Cattlemens Beef Association. She served as a BIF board member for 2 terms. She is currently the International Salers Federation secretary and is President of the US Beef Breeds Council.
Sherry is also kept busy, along with her husband Jim, raising three young boys, Curtis (11), Cody (9) and Justin (3). She enjoys her time back on the family ranch whenever time allows. She counts the annual trek to artificially inseminate heifers each year as a highlight where the implementation of performance records and EPDs play a key role in sire selection. As a member of the Brown family, Sherry enjoys the distinction of being part of the longest continuous participating family in one of the most successful performance bull tests in North America, Midland Bull Test, having participated since 1966.