December 2021

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry.
Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky.
If you would like to give monetary donations, our office is set up to receive these through our Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation. You can donate here by visiting the link below, or mail those to 176 Pasadena Dr, Lexington KY, 40503. We will pass any funding we receive to help farmers in the impacted areas.

Don't miss out on the best event of the year!

There's something for every cattleman and woman to do from the Ag Industry Trade Show, Beef Efficiency Conference, in-person sessions, and many fun activities planned.
Pre-register now before the deadline Friday, December 17th and be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to Cabela's!
Looking for someplace to stay? Reserve your room at the Hyatt in Kentucky Cattlemen's Block before Wednesday, December 22nd.

KCA IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH PRIEFERT RANCH EQUIPMENT TO KICK OFF THE 2022 MEMBERSHIP YEAR!

Now through January 1st, members who join KCA could be eligible to win a Priefert Squeeze Chute and Headgate for their County Chapter! 

The County Chapter that retains 50% or more memberships based on the previous year's ending membership total will be entered in to a drawing to win. Winners will be announced at the 2022 KCA Convention and Trade Show. 
Sometimes knowing where to find accessible resources can be a challenge, but this year's conference speakers are here to deliver their advice to help your herd succeed. KCA is happy to welcome the Beef Efficiency Conference, hosted by the Kentucky Beef Network and UK's Cooperative Extension Service, back to the KCA Convention.
This year's Forages at KCA will be a well-rounded event covering how you can expect to work through the higher prices of fertilizer. Join us this January to enjoy a wonderful two days at our 2022 KCA Convention & Trade Show.
LADIES PROGRAM REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 KCA CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW IS OPEN!
Come get crafty with us! Our Ladies program will be held on Friday, January 14th from 2:30-4:30. We will be creating these fun door hangers and learning all about photography and branding.
To register a Junior for a fun-packed day, visit our website or call the office at (859)278-0899!

Questions? Email Bradon Burks, KJCA Advisor, at bburks@kycattle.org.
COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT FOR YOUR BQCA CERTIFICATION!

Make sure to get your Beef Quality Care Assurance certification by December 31st to ensure you skip out on the cost.
Farmers encouraged to apply for new
agricultural exemption number 

FRANKFORT (Dec. 8, 2021) – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles is reminding agricultural producers about the upcoming deadline to apply for Kentucky’s new agriculture exemption number. The deadline to apply for current farmers is Jan. 1, 2022.

“As the new rules take effect next year, we don’t want our Kentucky agriculture producers to be caught off guard,” Commissioner Quarles said. “With inflation and supply chain issues affecting farm input costs, now is the time to get for farmers to get their new exemption number so they can protect the sales and use tax exclusions available to them.”
Checkin' on the Checkoff
BEEF UP THE HOLIDAYS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE FOR RECIPES AND COOKING TIPS!
Happening at Eden Shale Farm
EDEN SHALE FARM UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2021

"The last couple of months have been busy with producers at the farm. Between three different open house field days, a high school FFA group, a college animal science class, and the Ag Development Board staff, we have hosted a total of 300 people in the last 90 days. I want to thank everyone who has attended an event at Eden Shale this year. It has been good to get to see folks at the farm again..." (excerpt from 11/31 blog post)
Youth Activities
4-H YOUTH LIVESTOCK EDUCATIONAL CONTEST FOR 2022

Quiz Bowl:
Date - January 14, 2022
Location - Lexington Convention Center

Skillathon:
Date – February 5, 2022
Location – Hardin County Extension Office

Come meet our new Director of Education and KJCA Advisor, Brandon Burks!
You can contact him at (859)278-0899 or bburks@kycattle.org if you would like a group tour of The YARDS or joining the KY Junior Cattlemen’s Association!
In The News
KCA 2022 Convention & Trade Show
RETAIL INSIGHTS
What's happening with Beef at Retail? These monthly articles leverage scanner data and other sources to inform retailers and other channel audiences on key beef industry trends and measures at retail. The topics may vary by month. We welcome your feedback, and if you are interested in a specific topic, please let us know by contacting BeefNewsNow@beef.org

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