Mike John

Director of Health Track Operations, MFA

Mike John is the Director, MFA Health Track Operations.  Health Track is a Vac 45, MFAverified, feeder cattle preconditioning program that has enrolled nearly 900,000 head since 2001. Calves are EID tagged ranch sourced, and the weaning and pre-conditioning processes recorded along with production and health data in an in-house database.   

Stockholder/Manager, John Ranch, Inc., a commercial cow/calf, and retained ownership operation, Huntsville, Mo.  1980-Present    

BS Degree, Animal Science - Kansas State University - 1980   

Beef Industry Experience: 

  • President - Missouri Cattlemen’s Association 1996 
  • Chairman - Missouri Beef Industry Council 1998 
  • Missouri Cattlemen’s Foundation Board Member 
  • NCBA – (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association)  President 2006
Previous NCBA Roles: 

  • Membership Chair
  • Group Chair, Industry and Member Services
  • ID Commission – Chair
  • Mark of Quality Commission – Vice Chairman 
  • NCBA seat on Meat Export Federation Board 

JBS Cow/Calf Advisory Committee 

Identigen Advisory Board (DNA & Traceability Company) 

BlockTrust – Working with development team on a block chain solution to enable farm to fork supply chains in the beef industry.


  • Wife Dara, 3 Children; Hunter, Hayley (Huyser), and Paden
  • 8 Grandchildren

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