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August 2022

The official newsletter of Kentucky's Beef Industry.

Fall Fencing School Registration Open

This fall, the University of Kentucky will host two regional fencing schools to help livestock producers learn about the newest and most sound techniques to build fences. 


The schools are Nov. 1 at the Marion County Cooperative Extension Office in Lebanon and Nov. 3 at the Clay County Cooperative Extension office in Manchester. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. EDT. Classes throughout the day include fencing construction basics, fencing types, costs, fencing laws and more.

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Flooded Eastern Kentucky farmers receive hay, feed, supplies to get back on their feet

Just after midnight on July 28, Doug “DJ” Fugate got a call from neighbors that the waters were rising. The farmer said he’s had a few problems with flooding in previous years, so he knew he needed to check the barn.  


Free safety workshop to focus on youth working in agriculture

Protect the future of agriculture by attending a virtual safety and health workshop devoted to safeguarding youth who work on farms and ranches, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT), Sept. 28.


Happening at Eden Shale Farm


Sometimes I get feedback that the Eden Shale Farm is not realistic. If you read this article every month I see how you might formulate that opinion. With limited space to write I tend to highlight the positive and successful projects that we have been working on. However, if you have visited the farm you will quickly notice that this is a real operation with real challenges that we work to overcome every day. Let me give you a few examples of what has went wrong this past month. (excerpt from 8/9/22 blog post)

The KJCA Fall Classic will take place September 23rd-25th at the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington, Kentucky. This annual event, which began in 2004, is more than just a cattle show. This event gives the next generation of beef advocates the opportunity to participate in competitive events such as individual sales, livestock judging, and advertising design. Last year, we had the all-time high record for attendance with over 130 youth participants and over 180 head of cattle. We have seen that by having this event with contests every year, participants are able to become more confident in their public speaking abilities and extend their network. Keeping the priority on youth recognition, the KJCA Fall Classic is concluded each year with an awards banquet commending members for their hard work and success.

We are still seeking sponsors for our event. If you/your business are interested in sponsoring, please contact Bradon Burks at 859-278-0899 or bburks@kycattle.org

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
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May 2022
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