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March 2023

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry

Free BQCA Certifications in April and September

The Kentucky Beef Network and University of Kentucky Extension are pleased to announce that they will be offering free Beef Quality Care and Assurance Certifications is April and September of 2023.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://www.kybeefnetwork.com/ or click the link below to view the full press release.

Full Press Release

University of Kentucky - Spring Fencing School (4/11/23 and 4/13/23)

"Good fences mark clear boundaries, keep livestock contained and create a clean aesthetic. Farmers who build and maintain a good fence add value to their farm and protect their assets. The University of Kentucky is hosting two spring fencing schools to give farmers the most up-to-date information on fencing techniques and construction..."

Click here to view the full article and registration information!

Still time to respond to the 2022 Cencus of Agriculture

LOUISVILLE, KY – March 16, 2023 – "Kentucky farmers still have time to be counted in the 2022 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Although the deadline for submitting the ag census has passed, NASS will continue to accept completed census questionnaires through the spring to ensure all farmers take advantage of the opportunity to be represented in the widely used data..."

Click here to view the full news release.

Youth Scholarships Available

Five $1,500 Scholarships are available through the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association and funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation! Visit kycattle.org/youthscholarship.html for scholarship requirements and to download the application. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.

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

Kentucky Beef Council Update

Beef Its What's For Dinner 300

Click here to read the full report!

Owensboro Burger Week

Click here to read the full report!

Beef Night at the University of Kentucky Ballpark

On National Ag Day, March 21st @ 6:30pm, located at Kentucky Proud Park. Join us for a night of fun! Contact Kylie at (269) 816-5259 for tickets and questions.

Kentucky Beef Advocacy Summit

We would also like to officially announce the Kentucky Beef Council’s Advocacy Summit and Youth Advocacy Summit for this year as well. During these events, attendees will be able to take a deeper dive of how to share their beef message with both producers and consumers. With the help of NCBA’s Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Spokesperson Development, Mr. Chandler Mulvaney, we know that these events will be beneficial for attendees on all age levels and knowledge levels. Our Adult Summit will be April 28th and our Youth Summit will be on April 29th, both at The YARDS Classroom at Blue Grass Stockyards in Lexington, KY.

For more information or to register for either event, visit www.kybeef.com.

KBC Education Update

YARDS Groups:

We have seen some more YARDS Groups make plans to come for a lesson! If you are interested in bringing a group to The YARDS, contact Bradon at bburks@kycattle.org. Pictured is St. Mary Elementary Students.

Beef Demonstrations:

We have continued being 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 is Woodford County High School's Principles of Agriculture Class.

St. Mary's Agriculture Club Lesson:

Morgynne Lunsford, KBC Intern, led a lesson on the "Beef Basics" to the St. Mary's Agriculture Club. Attendees all received information on the many products cattle give us, as well as people who are involved in the beef community.

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:

Dec 2022
January 2023
Feb 2023

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