About Us

Our Mission

Generate value for beef industry stakeholders
by applying innovative cost-effective techniques for sellers to market cattle,
and modern digital tools for buyers to find cattle.

Our Team

We’re a diverse group, but we share one thing: a commitment to providing a more modern, innovative and valuable marketplace for cattle buyers and sellers.
A love of the industry is what brought us together. We hope our platform can bring you together.

Dustin Aherin

Co-Founder
A product of the Midwest, Dustin grew up in the Gelbvieh and Balancer seedstock business. His passion to understand the beef industry in its entirety earned him a Master’s degree from Kansas State University (focused on economic impact of E.T. programs) as well as current enrollment in the Beef Cattle Institute Ph.D. program. Dustin has experience in cattle feeding, animal health, domestic cow/calf + seedstock operations, and AI + embryo transfer internationally at Stevenson Sputnik of Russia. In his free time, Dustin serves on the American Gelbvieh Association Board and is President of the Kansas Gelbvieh Association.

Michael Rea

Co-Founder
Michael is a Colorado native raised on the front range and received his formal education at Colorado State University. His real world experience began at about age two, when he first remembers helping his Dad flush a cow. His experience continued after college when he moved to Russia for three years, and helped implement a reproductive program (AI and Embryo Transfer) for Stevensen Sputnik Ranch, and a herd of about 6000 cows. Michael currently runs the ET program for ORIgen Beef in Montana.

Brandon Vogt

Co-Founder
Brandon is a builder. He builds relationships, teams, companies, and solutions to solve real world problems. His experience in manufacturing, travel, skiing, and corporate consulting give him a unique perspective on solving problems. Brandon has a passion for great user experiences and is committed to making CattleList the most innovative cattle search engine on the planet.