Brian Lovell takes on New Role as Harned Facility Manager

Harned, KY — United Producers, Inc. (UPI), the Midwest’s largest livestock marketing cooperative, is pleased to announce that Brian Lovell has accepted a new position in the company as a facility manager at the United Producers- Harned market. In this role, Brian will manage and provide leadership to all aspects of the facility, including daily operations, livestock marketing, procurement and sale of livestock, customer relations, and personnel management.

“We are thrilled to see Brian transition into this new role at our Harned facility,” said Mike Bumgarner, President & CEO for United Producers, Inc. “Brian has been a great asset at Harned, procuring livestock and working with members, and we’re looking forward to the continued growth for him personally, for the facility, and for our members.”


Brian graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Agriculture and began his career as a farm manager for a 12,000 head per year operation.  He has since managed multiple large farm operations and joined UPI in 2023 in the livestock marketing department. He is married with three school-aged children.


UPI serves 30,000 members in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee, handling approximately 2.7 million head of livestock per year. UPI also offers risk management services, including marketing agreements and brokerage services; and offers competitive credit services for agricultural, farm machinery and livestock financing. For more information, visit or follow United Producers, Inc. on Facebook.




Media contact: United Producers Inc. – Angela Krile,, (740) 974-3948