N.D. Stockmen’s Association hires west river fieldman

Farm Forum

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) has hired Michael “Mick” Dettmann, Jr., as its west river fieldman. As west river fieldman, Dettmann will help enforce the state’s livestock laws, protect producers against livestock loss and theft and support other members of the state’s brand inspection team. He will offer training and support to local and market brand inspectors; serve as a liaison between law enforcement agencies and the NDSA; and inspect registered feedlots and livestock in transit.

Dettmann currently lives in Beulah, N.D., with his wife Jenny and their two sons, Sterling and Lincoln. He graduated from Bismarck State College with a degree in criminal justice, and previously worked with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff and as an alarm monitor/service dispatcher for Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

“We are happy to welcome Mick to our team. His law enforcement background and knowledge of the cattle industry will be beneficial to the state’s livestock producers,” said NDSA Chief Brand Inspector Stan Misek.

Dettmann joins the NDSA’s brand inspection team that includes three licensed peace officers, 28 full-time and part-time brand inspectors and nearly 200 local inspectors.