Goehring names Quissell livestock development director

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Shaun Quissell as the director of the Livestock Development Division of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).

“Shaun has done an outstanding job in his previous role as a senior inspector in the State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program, and he has a broad understanding of the programs and services we deliver,” Goehring said. “His skills, experience and enthusiasm will be valuable as the department works to expand North Dakota's livestock industry.”

In his new position, Quissell will oversee NDDA's livestock programs, including dairy and poultry inspection, auction and dealer licensing and bonding, livestock development, state meat inspection, livestock pollution prevention and feed registration.

A South Dakota native, Quissell graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in animal science. He joined NDDA as an inspector in the State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program in 2007, and was promoted to senior inspector in 2010. He lives near New Salem.

Quissell succeeds Wayne Carlson, who has retired after 21 years as NDDA's livestock development director.