November 2021

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry.
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. 

ALL OF KENTUCKY'S BEST CATTLE EVENTS IN PERSON AT THE 2022 KCA CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW!

Don't miss out on a great experience geared specifically for our Kentucky cattle industry. You can sit in on the Beef Efficiency Conference, hear updates from our state's leading beef advocates, and walk through the trade show. Start the new year out right with your fellow cattlemen and women!
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.
KENTUCKY TAKES CENTER STAGE ON NO-TILL'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

Lexington, Ky., - No-till, Kentucky farmers and the University of Kentucky have been inextricably linked from the very beginning. In 2022, farmers across the United States will come to Louisville to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Christian County farmer Harry Young’s first commercial no-till planting during the National No-Tillage Conference.  

The conference is Jan. 4-7, and this is only the second time the conference has been in Kentucky in its 30-year history.  
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.
"OFF THE HOOF" FROM THE BEEF IRM TEAM

This month’s newsletter includes:
Timely Tips – Anderson
Recent and Upcoming On-Line Beef Education Opportunities – IRM Team
Punch Your Feed Ticket – Lehmkuhler
FAQs about Cyanide or “Prussic Acid” Poisoning in Ruminants – Arnold
Don’t Let “Feed Price Sticker Shock” Paralyze your Management – Laurent
The Real Cost of Limiting Nutrients - Anderson
Does This Fall Calf Market Offer Post-weaning Opportunities – Burdine
UK Beef Management Webinar Series - Bullock

You can find this month's newsletter at https://afs.ca.uky.edu/files/offthehoof-nov2021.pdf
Checkin' on the Checkoff
A BEEFY TWIST ON A THANKSGIVING CLASSIC:

BEEF STUFFING WITH APPLES & CRANBERRIES
Bring the beef to the holiday table with this savory, sweet and tart beef stuffing with apples and cranberries. A perfect side or main dish.
KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BEEF CHECKOFF
Learn more about your checkoff investment at MyBeefCheckoff.com
Happening at Eden Shale Farm
EDEN SHALE FARM UPDATE - OCTOBER 2021

"We weaned our calves on September 17th. KBN Field Associates Ron Shrout and Jacob Settles helped us that day, and I appreciate their work and support of Eden Shale Farm.
The 88 calves that we weaned had an average weaning weight of 488 lbs. This is the heaviest the calves have been at weaning since we started the herd in 2013. It is also the most uniform group of calves we have had, with a total calving window of 45 days (excluding the last 4 stragglers to calve).." (excerpt from 10/31 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
 
Livestock Judging:
Date – June 14, 2022
Location – Locust Trace High School
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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