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Joe Seitz to serve as President of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 RSS Feeds

The new Board for the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) was installed this week at its most recent Board meeting. Joe Seitz of Brookdale Sales will serve as president, taking the reins from outgoing president Craig Bandoroff. Other officers include Jody Huckabay, of Elm Tree Farm as Vice President; Matt Lyons of Woodford Thoroughbreds as Secretary; and Kitty Taylor of Warrendale Sales will serve as Treasurer.

The board consists of 15 members: 8 from the Top 20 consignors and 7 from other consignors and commercial breeders. In addition to the Officers, the remaining Board members are as follows. Directors from the Top 20 consignors are: Andrew Cary, Select Sales; Pat Costello, Paramount Sales; Meg Levy, Bluewater Sales; Allaire Ryan, Lanes End; and Mark Taylor, Taylor Made Sales. Directors who are other consignors and commercial breeders are: Jody Alexander, Mt. Brilliant Farm; Terry Arnold, Dixiana Farm; Marty Buckner, Clarkland Farm; Jamie Hill, McMahon & Hill; Frank Mitchell; and Martha Jane Mulholland, Mulholland Springs Farm.

Seitz said, “I'm looking forward to continuing the progress that Craig and the other members of the CBA Board have made on behalf of consignors and breeders industry-wide. The CBA is involved in many aspects of the thoroughbred industry, both domestic and international, and I'm excited to represent the people who make it their livelihood to breed and sell thoroughbreds.”

The CBA will host their annual symposium next Tuesday, February 2, in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. Guest speakers will be discussing topics such as sales and veterinary issues, yearling breaking procedures, stallion syndication, and broodmare care. Admission is free to CBA members and their employees, but all guests are asked to register with the CBA prior to the event. Admission for non-CBA members is $50 for the day or $100 for an annual membership.

The CBA is a trade organization with more than 300 members. The association's membership accounts for over 80% of the annual auction revenue in North America, as either breeder or consignor. The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies and procedures. The Association's initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding marketplace for all who breed, buy or sell thoroughbreds.

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The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies, and procedures. The Association’s initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding market place for all who breed, buy, or sell thoroughbreds.