Department of Agriculture

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Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission


The mission of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission is to control, suppress, and eradicate livestock and poultry diseases and pests and supervise livestock and poultry sanitary work in the state. It has the duty for the development of the livestock and poultry industries and for administering the provisions of laws and regulations pertaining to livestock and poultry. The commission is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with several federal agencies in matters relating to livestock and poultry disease control programs. The Livestock and Poultry Division administers rules promulgated by the commission.

Act 691 of the 2023 legislative session expanded the membership of the commission from seven to nine members, abolished the Milk Stabilization Board and Veterinary Medical Examining Board, and transferred those duties to the commission.

Members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for five-year terms. At least two members are to be veterinarians with the remaining members being actively engaged in the Arkansas livestock, dairy, or poultry industries.

Board Members

Dr. William HewatGoshenPoultry2024
Marcus CreasyHeber SpringsCattle2025
Tyler DavisAshdownCattle2026
Danny WrightWaldronCattle and Swine2027
Tommy WrenMelbournCattle2028
Dr. Sara ThroneBentonvilleFood Supply Practice2028
Chad ChesterPocahontasPoultry2028
Dr. Mike PalloneRose BudLarge Animal Practice2028
Bruce MalochMagnoliaPoultry2029

Previous Meeting Information - Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission

2024 Meetings


3/22/2024 (Special Called)


2023 Meetings




Previous Meeting Information - Veterinary Medical Examining Committee

2024 Meetings

4/2/2024 Special Called




2023 Meetings