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The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry

KCA Convention is right around the corner!

Click here for links to online convention registration, an agenda, hotel block information, and sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Call the office at 859-278-0899 or email rcain@kycattle.org with any questions!

Hotel Reservation Info

Hyatt-Lexington Downtown

Rate: $127.00/night

Click here to book online!

Code: G-CA23

Or call 800-233-1234 and ask for “Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Room Block”

** Update: As of 12/13/22, the Hyatt is sold out of rooms on Thursday night. Wednesday night and Friday night rooms are still available. If you need a room on Thursday night, please see the information for the Hilton below. **

Hilton Downtown/Lexington

Rate: $127.00/night

Click here to book online!

Code: KCAT23

Or call 859-231-9000 and ask for “Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Room Block”

A year after the tornado, UK Research and Education Center looks back, pushes forward

Aimee Nelson

“We knew we were not going to stop doing our work, but we also knew it was going to be very challenging and very different,” Knott said. “We were fragmented at that stage, but through the following months, we began to put temporary facilities in place to allow us to continue serving the agricultural community.”


Eden Shale Farm - December Update

"If you tend to livestock in the winter you undoubtedly face two time consuming chores: Feeding hay and keeping water sources thawed. Dr. Higgins has dedicated a lot of time and effort addressing these two issues for Kentucky producers, and I would like to highlight the later."


Click here to join or renew your membership today!

Membership in the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association is open to any individual or organization that has an interest in the cattle industry of Kentucky. KCA’s funding is generated partly by voluntary dues paid by the over 10,000 members belonging to KCA. There are 99 Cattlemen’s Association Chapters that represent beef producers across the state and serve as a link between local associations and KCA.

For more information, contact Rachel Cain, KCA Membership and Communications Coordinator.

KBC Education:

It has been great to have been on the road in the past few weeks doing a few Beef Demo's across the state, including Bondurant Middle School's 6th grade and 7th grade Agriculture Education classes! Student's are able to learn about where their beef comes from, proper cooking techniques, as well as the importance of beef advocacy.

If you are interested in having a lesson in your county, reach out to Bradon at bburks@kycattle.org.

The YARDS has been busy with lots of Groups coming through! The YARDS stands for Youth, Advocacy, Research, Demonstration, Sustainability. The classroom works to bridge the gap between the general beef consumer and the truths of our industry. Activities and openings are available for 2023!

If you are interested in having your 4-H/FFA Group, KJCA Group, adult leadership group, or work group visit, reach out to Bradon at bburks@kycattle.org.

Most recently, we were able to take 10 students from across the state to the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium. These students filled out an application and were selected by a selection committee. Students attended the leadership conference and participated in tours of feedlots, packing plants, combine manufacturers, and other industry enterprises. NYBLS introduces youth to career opportunities and current issues in the beef industry, as well as offering education and practice in the use of leadership skills. We were able to see great personal growth from these attendees in both their leadership abilities and their knowledge of our industry. We received over 35 applications this year, and are hopeful for even more next year.

Click here to read the full article on NYBLS from Bradon Burks, KBC Director of Education.

In The News


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


Read past issues of The Kentucky Cattleman Newsletter:

Sept 2022
Oct 2022
Nov 2022

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