sears spent several years working for dieter bro. ranch in s.d. ,he headed up the comm. bull program, i believe they marketed close to 800 bulls some private treaty sales and some in a large spring sale.he worked strongly with the chi assoc. to build up a credible performence data base and e.p.d. program. he worked with the asa before that.he does love shorthorn cattle and would bring a wealth of experence and a very steady hand to a breed that desperately needs a long term leader with a proven past.