Cattleman's Corner …

Posted May 9, 2018 at 9:09 am

The Twin Lakes Cattlemen’s Assocition held its quarterly meeting on April 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Albany. The dinner meeting was sponsored by Bayer Animal Health

To kick off the meeting the membership was served the new Kentucky Ground Beef product grilled by the cooking team of Paul Conner and Carl Sasser. The beef patties were purchased at Kroger in Russell Springs. Everyone enjoyed the new product with many favorable comments. The membership voted to continue supporting beef during the month of May by having a “Beef Burger Day” at one of the local restaurants in Albany.

The education portion of the meeting began with Dr. Kenny Burdine of the University of Kentucky giving a power point presentation on efficient size concepts in commercial cows.

Dr. Jim Little of Bayer Animal Health then gave a presentation on fly control methods. His well informed discussion detailed the four major types of fly situations producers must face and solutions to control. Following his presentation several door prizes were given away.

The meeting concluded with a short business session in which the membership voted unanimously to award scholarships again this year to graduating Clinton County High School students.

The association would like to welcome four new members who recently joined, Steven Cooksey, James Morrison, Jeff Vincent, and Braxton Massengale.

The next quarterly meeting of the TLCA will be held on July 17 at the farm of Steve Peddicord. A field day program is being scheduled for that day that will include crab grass test plots, soybean and millet haying options, State cost-share livestock watering facilities, cattle tagging demonstrations, and much more.

Till next time, keep putting on the pounds!