Beth Spiekermeier is a Finishing Records Department Manager with over 17 years’ experience in multiple facets of the swine industry for Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. clients in Hancock County. She joined the Carthage System and held multiple roles within both Professional Swine Management, LLC, and Carthage Veterinary Serve, Ltd., such as laboratory technician, logistics, manager and training, and education coordinator. In 2014, she transitioned to PIC as a health assurance specialist where she worked with producers and veterinarians in areas such as biosecurity, managing data, event planning, and project management. In 2021, she rejoined Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. as a Junior Data Analyst. Beth is a Girl Scout co-leader and served as a unit treasurer for multiple years. She serves as the Illini West High School Music Boosters Secretary and the concession coordinator. Beth and her husband Joseph have twin daughters, Hailey and Jaiden
Beth earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science (Biotechnology focus) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, bronze tablet recipient. The University of Illinois began the tradition of inscribing the bronze tablets with the names of students receiving university honors in 1925.
How do you believe the landscape of the industry has changed over the last five years?
“The industry has experienced a shift in how it needs to present itself to the public. We need to be telling our story and truth to them. Not letting other people who don't have the experience or knowledge.”