Local Vet Takes Seat on State Board of Agriculture

TRENTON — East Greenwich Township veterinarian Ernest Beier III was sworn into his term on the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture during the board’s regular meeting held June 26 at The Horse Park of New Jersey.

Beier was elected at the State Agricultural Convention to be nominated by the governor, and later confirmed by the state senate.

Beier has had his own business, Beier Veterinary Services, in Mickleton, since 2000. He does farm, house call, and emergency service. He also has weekly hours and covers emergencies at Decktor Veterinary Hospital and Clinic in Woodstown.

Since 1980, he has owned and operated Rattling Run Farm in Mickleton, which features livestock management and production and hay production. Beier has also served as the Gloucester County Fair veterinarian since 2002.

He did his undergraduate work at Lynchburg College in Virginia and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacology from The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University.

Beier is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners, the New Jersey Veterinary Medicine Association, and serves on the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture.

The State Board of Agriculture comprises eight members who serve for four years. By law, at least four of its members must represent the top commodity groups in the state. Members serve without salary.

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