BARABOO, Wis. — Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is excited to announce that Dave Calvert has joined the cooperative as its Vice President of Market Operations. Dave began his role in the position in May.
Dave comes to us with an in-depth knowledge in the agriculture industry including 20 plus years in the genetics industry with both Accelerated Genetics and most recently ST Genetics. Dave also has hands-on experience in marketing cattle as a past owner operator of his own dairy operation. His experience in direct sales, marketing, employee training, and on-farm collaboration will be a great asset to drive new business to the markets.
“With the addition of Dave to our leadership team, we gain a highly creative and driven executive with strong experience in growth-focused marketing. Dave’s experience engaging with livestock producers, combined with his past successes in the ag industry, brings strong value to Equity’s livestock markets. Dave will be an asset to our Cooperative as we continue to provide top quality services to our producers,” said Mark Clarke, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
As Equity’s Vice President of Market Operations, Calvert’s primary responsibilities will be to provide assistance and training where needed to the markets and field representatives. Dave will also be instrumental in identifying new business growth.
Dave and his wife, Cathy, are from Darlington, Wis., and have three grown children: Kyle, Jeremy and Katie.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to join the Equity Cooperative Livestock team. Equity is not just another livestock market, but so much more. With a century of excellence in livestock marketing, they are an industry leader, and this provides a competitive advantage and clear path to continued growth. I’m ready to step into my role and bring my passion for agriculture to the Equity team and look forward to helping its tremendous growth potential,” said Calvert.
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative headquartered in Baraboo, Wis. Equity operates 11 auction markets, with a collection point in Menominee, Mich., and a livestock marketing center in Arlington, Wis. Equity services producers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and assists producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural businesses.
— Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association