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February 2023

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry

2023 Beef Efficiency Conference

Did you miss the Beef Efficiency Conference at the 2023 KCA Convention? We have presentations from Dr. Rowan, Dr. Decker, and Dr. Maddux available on the KBN YouTube Channel, as well as the Q & A session.

Click here to watch online!

Online Survey for Farm Families

Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center and The Ohio State University are looking for farmers and ranchers who are raising children 0 to 18 to participate in an online survey. The survey asks about your families’ experiences of taking care of children (age 0 to 18) while also working on and off the farm/ranch. The survey is open to part time and full time farmers, ranchers, and their partners operating in rural, urban, or suburban areas. Participants have the option to enter a raffle for one of fifty $50 checks.

To fill out the 15 to 20 minute survey, visit this link: https://redcap.link/Survey1_FarmersRaisingChildren

For questions or to request a paper survey, contact Florence Becot at 715-389-9379 or becot.florence@marshfieldresearch.org

KBC Education

Beef Demonstrations

We have been on the road conducting various beef demonstrations! These demonstrations focus on where various beef cuts come from, the importance of beef advocacy, and the importance of being a member of the beef community. Pictured above is South Warren High School's Animal Science and Food Science Classes.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference Workshop

During the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference in Louisville, we had the opportunity to present to around 40 kids all about various aspects of the beef industry. These kids were able to interact and engage during this session, as well as make their own ear tag to take home with them.

Our survey results have all seemed to give us positive feedback from the event, stating that both kids and adults in the session felt that it was an educational and engaging environment.

Contact Bradon Burks, KBC Director of Education, for more information on these programs!

Brazil Confirms BSE Case, Halts Exports to China

Brazil's beef exports to China will be halted starting Thursday after a case of mad cow disease was confirmed in the northern state of Para, the country's agriculture and livestock ministry said on Wednesday.

Click here for the full article...

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.

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:

Nov 2022
Dec 2022
January 2023

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