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IMZA is Proud to be Home of the
Oldest and Largest Registry of Miniature Zebu Cattle

Founded on 10 April 1991 in Macon Missouri, the IMZA is the oldest registry of miniature zebu in the world.  Our purpose is to collect, record, and preserve the pedigrees of all miniature zebu cattle.  Additionally, we support our members through education and promotion of the breed, maintenance of a breed registry, and the regulation of all matters that pertain to the history, breeding, exhibition, or improvement of the Miniature Zebu breed.

HISTORY OF THE
INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE ZEBU ASSOCIATION

FORMATION:

 

PRESIDENTS:


Charles G. Wilson of Hernando, MS, served the first president from 10 April 1991 to 26 December 1994.
James A Morgan of Kent City, Michigan, served as president from 27 December 1994 until 08 April 1998.
Bob V. Baker of Tacoma, Washington, served as president from 08 April 1998 until 10 April 2000.
James A. Morgan of Kent City, Michigan, was again elected president from 10 April 2000 until 07 April 2005.

Lonnie R. Hoover of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, was elected president on 07 April 2005 and served until 10 September 2009.
Dean Schocker of New Liberty, Iowa, was elected president on 10 September 2009 and served until 06 April 2011.
Steve DeMoor of Sanford, Florida, was elected president on 06 April 2011 and served until 11 April 2013.
Judy Rohner of Centralia, Illinois was elected president on 11 April 2013 and served until 5 April 2017.
Dean Schocker of New Liberty, Iowa was elected president on 5 April 2017 and served until 8 April 2018.

Kenny Cornwell of Vinita, Oklahoma was elected president on 10 April 2018 and served until 6 May 2020

Steve DeMoor of Sanford, Florida was elected president on 6 May 2020 and served until 29 April 2021

Dean Schocker of New Liberty, Iowa was elected President on 29 April 2021 and served until 5 April 2023

Gene Ahern of York, South Carolina was elected President on 5 April 2023 and is currently still serving.


IMZA OFFICE:


The office of IMZA was located at 2000 Galloway Avenue Memphis Tennessee, from 10 April 1991 until 26 December 1994.


The office was moved to 2560 17-Mile Road Kent City Michigan, from 27 December 1994 until 25 September 1998.


The office was moved to PO Box 66, Crawford, Nebraska, on 26 September 1998, when Maureen Neidhardt was hired as registrar.


The office was moved to 17500 Hamilton Arms Court, Dewitt, Virginia 23840, on 1 November 2014, when Kathy Petersen was hired as registrar.

 

The office was moved to 17602 Old Stage Road Carson, Virginia 23830 on 27 December 2022, when Holly Reese was hired as registrar.

Meet the Current Team

The Board of Directors

IMZA directors serve for a three-year term.  Three of the directors come up for re-election in March of each year. 

BOD Officers are elected for a one-year term. 

If you would like information regarding elections, contact IMZA.

There are many volunteer committees and opportunities. Please reach out to the board if you are interested

in volunteering.

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Gene Ahern

President

 

South Carolina

803-632-7243

snipercreekfarm@bellsouth.net

Term Expires April 2026
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William Hughes

Vice President

Colorado

719-250-4176

lcado97@hotmail.com

Term Expires April 2025
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Tricia Kirby

Secretary/Treasurer

 

South Carolina

864-270-3443

wishingwellfarm1@yahoo.com

Term Expires April 2024
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Josh Bottelberghe

Director

Texas

817-487-6077

jbottelberghe@bluestone-nr.com

Term Expires April 2026
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Greg Woody

Director

Illinois

618-406-3342

Term Expires April 2026

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Sam Kaufman

Director

Illinois

618-653-4205 (house)

217-491-1295 (cell)

samuelatckf@gmail.com

Term Expires April 2024
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Dean Schocker

Director

Iowa

563-370-3848

deanschocker@netins.net

Term Expires April 2025
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Registrar

Holly Reese

Virginia

407-717-0084

imzainfo@gmail.com

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