August 2017 - Vol. 5  Issue 8 
The official newsletter of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, Kentucky Beef Council and the Kentucky Beef Network.
Features


HALL OF FAME APPLICATIONS - DUE AUGUST 31

Do you know a cattleman or cattlewoman whose time, dedication, and service to the Cattlemen's Association and the industry has made a far-reaching impact? Consider nominating them for the 2018 KCA Hall of Fame. This program is designed to give appropriate recognition to those who have made highly significant achievements in agriculture or agribusiness.  Five  people will be inducted into the KCA Hall of Fame, with one inductee being from each of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Membership Regions. You can download the application below. Nominations must be postmarked no later than  August 31, 2017. 




KCA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM VISITS COLORADO 

The KCA Leadership Development Program held its fifth session in Colorado back in late July. They visited the  National Cattlemen's Beef Association  office where they heard from the NCBA staff as well as a report from  CattleFax  and  The U.S. Meat Export Federation . Other tours stops included the grave of Buffalo Bill, Coors Brewing Company, JBS Beef Processing Plant and the Five Rivers Feedlot. The group spent their last day visiting visiting two different cattle ranches and touring some of Colorado's beautiful scenery, including being at the top of Pikes Peak.


MIKE BACH NAMED FARMER OF THE YEAR

Mike Bach, Former Kentucky Cattlemen's Association President, was named Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year! He is one of 10 finalists for the overall Farmer of the Year award that will be announced at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, GA. Read below for the full story. 






NATIONAL BQA SURVEY RESULTS

Take a look at the most up to date summary of results from the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit. See how we have progressed in the beef industry from the achievements to the short falls that still require further improvement. 

KY GRAZING SCHOOL: SEPT 27-28

The Fall KY Grazing School will be hosted at the Woodford County Extension office on Sept. 27-28. This program will cover how to managing fescue and extend the grazing season with other forages. Please contact Zach Workman, Master Grazer Coordinator at 859-257-7512 or zewo222@uky.edu for info. 


Happening at Eden Shale Farm


RADIO SPOT: FENCELINE FEEDERS

On August 10, the Across Kentucky radio show sat down with Steve Higgins, UK Director of Animal and Environmental Compliance, to follow-up on Eden Shale's Fenceline Feeding System. Higgins described the system and how it might be in line with current CAIP cost share programs now underway in many counties. Interview Time: 3 min

RSVP FOR WEANING WORKSHOP

We will be hosting the Weaning 101 Workshop at the Farm on September 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will go on rain or shine. Click here for a list of event topics and other details. The event is limited to the first 30 people that reserve. To claim your spot, RSVP at 859-278-0899 or email kbn@kycattle.org

Checkin' On the Checkoff

 
KBC AT KENTUCKY STATE FAIR

Get ready for carnival rides, concerts, livestock shows, and BEEF - the Kentucky State Fair is here! From August 17-27 you can find us by the big red barn in South Wing Lobby A.  We have something for everyone, whether you want to try our virtual reality experience and see real Kentucky farms first hand or if you want to taste a delicious beef sample from the Gourmet Garden cooking stage featuring a daily Cooks vs. Cons show as well as countless other demonstrations.

Click below for a detailed schedule and find the delicious Breakfast Burger that earned itself the title of the Kentucky State Fair burger at last year's Backyard Burger Contest!


KJCA Activities

 
KJCA FIELD DAY AT BELL'S ANGUS FARM

The Kentucky Junior Cattlemen's Association had their Summer Field Day at Bell's Angus Farm in Irvington on August 2nd. Around thirty-five youth from across the state, along with their parents, came together on the beautiful Registered Angus farm in Breckinridge County to learn about agriculture and beef cattle genetics. KJCA Officers, Sara Crutcher (President) and Kalli Flanders (Reporter), were on hand to welcome the group to the field day.....




FALL INTERNSHIPS - DUE AUG. 31

Attention collegiate cattle enthusiasts!  
KCA is looking for Fall interns! Your internship with KCA will expose you to everything from animal science and production to ag marketing. Deadline to apply is August 31st.

KJCA FALL CLASSIC: OCT. 6-8

Save the date! The 2017 KJCA Fall Classic will be held October 6-8 at Morehead State University.
Forms and more info will be posted at  kycattle.org  soon!

In the News




KBC on Midday Kentucky
KBC's Kiah TwIsselman went on-air with Midday Kentucky to talk about the Kentucky State Fair and all the exciting activities the Checkoff will be hosting. You can watch the full interview (5 min) below:
 


Meat Your Neighbor Farm Tour (pun intended)
KBC held its Meat Your Neighbor farm tour (pun intended) in July and it was a huge success! They welcomed a group of retailers, culinary students, chefs, dieticians, and bloggers to join together and learn about Kentucky's beef industry. You can watch the full video below. 

Stable flies
"Studies have shown that heavy stable fly infestations of 50 or more per animal will reduce feed efficiency by 10 to 13 percent."




 
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ABHA moving to Kentucky 
"The support of Kentucky's agriculture community has made it possible for the association to make this move to Bowling Green in a few short months," said Tim Tarter, American Black Hereford Association president.

 

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