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July 2023

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry

KCA Member, Donald Veatch, selected as 2023 Kentucky Leopold Award winner

Click here to read more!

Volunteer at the Kentucky State Fair

August 17-27, 2023

The Kentucky Beef Council would like to invite you to volunteer for the Kentucky State Fair. The Fair is our largest consumer event that KBC participates in each year. We will be hosting two volunteers each day of the fair from 10 AM to 2 PM if you are interested. We will provide you with tickets and a beef lunch for volunteering. Sign up at the link below: 

Volunteer Sign-Up

Fall KBN Programs

Becky Thompson, Director of Kentucky Beef Network

The Kentucky Beef Network and University of Kentucky Beef Extension teams are launching new program sthis fall, which are funded by Kentucky Agricultural Development Funds.

Click here for a list of upcoming programs

KJCA Update

Planning. Learning. Growing. 

The Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Board of Directors has been busy preparing for our biggest event of the year–The KJCA Fall Classic. The past few months have involved planning for a successful show, learning how to work together as a board, and growing as leaders in the beef industry. We have gathered sponsorships, planned contests, designed awards, and made changes to the 2023 Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association Fall Classic to best serve our members. In order to do this, it takes personal growth within our board, and the support from our association’s stakeholders. This has been a pivotal time for our board members, and I am proud to serve alongside these wonderful junior members.

The KJCA Fall Classic is always one of my favorite events of the year, and has had major impacts on my life. It is hard to believe that it is just a few months away. As the KJCA Board of Directors, we cannot wait to see our junior members on September 29-October 1 at Western Kentucky University’s L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center. If any junior member is looking to become more involved in the beef industry, The KJCA Fall Classic is the perfect way to do so. More than a cattle show, Fall Classic focuses on contests, youth development, and industry involvement for our members. 


See you at Fall Classic,

Emma Ballinger

KJCA District 5 Director

Welcome the Two Newest Members of Our Team at KCA

Katie Pratt

Communications Manager

Jake Harrod

KBN Program Coordinator

Read more in Cow Country News

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.

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


Read past issues of The Kentucky Cattleman Newsletter:

April 2023
May 2023
June 2023

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