July 2017 - Vol. 5  Issue 7 
The official newsletter of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, Kentucky Beef Council and the Kentucky Beef Network.
Applications Open for Hall of Fame     

Do you know a cattleman or cattlewoman whose time, dedication, and service to the Cattlemen's Association and the industry has made a far-reaching impact? Consider nominating them for the 2018 KCA Hall of Fame. This program is designed to give appropriate recognition to those who have made highly significant achievements in agriculture or agribusiness.  Five  people will be inducted into the KCA Hall of Fame, with one inductee being from each of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Membership Regions. You can download the application below. Nominations must be postmarked no later than  August 31, 2017. 


Watch the full video tour (10 min.) for the Fenceline Feeding System or "cubbies," one of Eden  Shale  Farm's newest installations to solve the rigors of winter cattle feeding in Kentucky. See the system's specifications, post feeding results and observations, and farm management implications.


The National Cattlemen's Beef Association requests your participation in ONE of the following surveys regarding the sustainability of beef production:   

The  anonymous and confidential  information you submit will help us improve the Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment and benchmark the beef industry's true sustainability on a regional level. We hope you will take a few minutes to complete one of the surveys above that is most applicable to your operation. We greatly appreciate your participation and the survey links will be active until July 31st. 


The Cruse family (Robert, Angela, Bethany, and Grace) of Richmond, KY had a set of triplets born in June. There were two heifers and one bull. All three calves are doing well and the momma cow has taken to all of them.

Happening at Eden Shale Farm


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Checkin' On the Checkoff

TEACH PRIME Workshop a Big Success  

The KBC held its first educational Teach Prime Workshop on Thursday, July 13th. It was attended by 15 teachers.  The workshop focused on beef grade training, retail ID, advocacy training, current issues in the industry, and included a breakout session at  UK Meats Lab breaking down ribeye rolls.   The group had lunch at Drake's, one of the featured restaurants celebrating Lexington Burger Week, where they discussed  outreach with foodservice trainings and how beef in foodservice has changed over the years . All in all the group left the training with tools and knowledge to be advocates for KY Beef.

Farm Progress Show               KJCA Field Day

Farm Progress Show 2017

If you are interested in attending the Farm Progress show in Decatur, Illinois on August 29-31, contact Dan Miller at dmiller@kycattle.org or call 859-278-0899. 

The Farm Progress Show is the nation's largest outdoor Farm Event. It features the biggest, brightest, newest and best in agriculture and equipment. The Show is known for its field demonstrations, which will include more than 300 acres of corn harvest, tillage and stalk baling demos.

In the News

Response to a vexing cattle market
Jerry Effertz, a third-generation cattle producer form North Dakota, talks about the Federation of State Beef Councils and how they support national & international promotion programs that help increase demand for beef. 

5 Values I Learned On The Ranch
"There are few places comparable with raising a family on a ranch. Children from agricultural backgrounds learn an unlimited number of life lessons and values before others do. My siblings and I were fortunate enough to...."

USDA Halts Beef Imports from Brazil
"Although international trade is an important part of what we do at USDA, and Brazil has long been one of our partners, my first priority is to protect American consumers." - Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

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Strategic Considerations for Cattle Marketing - July 20 
Join the webinar, presented by the NCBA Livestock Marketing Council, as they explore ways to add value to calves when selling at an auction market, and hear a fall market outlook from the Livestock Marketing Information Center.


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