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BEEF MONTH GIVES BACK RYAN QUARLES Commissioner of Agriculture The results of this year’s Beef Month T-shirt sales are in, and once again, they demonstrate our generosity toward our neighbors in need as well as our pride in Kentucky’s beef cattle industry. This year, our friends at Wildcat Wearhouse sold 233 commemorative “Raising the Steaks” T-shirts for $20 each, with half the proceeds going to Feeding Kentucky. That means the T-shirt sales raised $2,320 for the Berea-based food bank. Based on an average cost of $2.66 per meal in Kentucky, that translates to 873 meals for low-income Kentuckians. We are grateful to Wildcat Wearhouse for participating in this May Beef Month fund-raiser for the second year

in a row. We also appreciate everyone who bought a T-shirt to raise awareness of the importance of the beef industry to Kentucky’s economy – not to mention for the pleasure of buying a high-quality T-shirt! These sales figures follow an announcement by our partners at Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry that Kentucky sportsmen and women donated a record 1,460 deer to Kentucky charities in 2018. That amounts to more than 62,000 pounds of processed venison, or 310,960 servings. Many thanks to Kentucky’s hunters for generously sharing their harvest with Kentucky’s hungry. I launched the Hunger Initiative three

years ago to look for creative ways to combat food insecurity in Kentucky. We are moving the needle, but there is much work to be done. Please look for opportunities to help the hungry in your community, whether by donating beef or venison, making a cash contribution, or taking the time to help your local soup kitchen. *** If you have an exhibit for the 2019 Kentucky State Fair, but you don’t have a way to get it there, we can help – but you’d better hurry. The state fair, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will

transport your best preserves, crafts, honey, vegetables, and other exhibits to Louisville from five locations across the Commonwealth. To participate, exhibitors must mail a general entry form or enter online at kystatefair.org/ participate/compete by July 1 with the fee of $15 per exhibitor. Mailed and online entry forms submitted July 2-10 will be charged a late fee, making the cost $20 per exhibitor. Don’t let distance or transportation issues prevent you from participating in your Kentucky State Fair! Go to kyagr.com/marketing/show-and-fair. html for more information, including the entry form and a list of exhibits that may and may not be shipped under the program.

Watch for the Internet Roundup Sale & BBQ Coming in August! Upcoming Sales Blue Grass Lexington Angus Influence Purebred Sale Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:00 PM Let us help put more dollars in your pocket! 24/7 Cattle Receiving

KY Simmental Sale Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:00 PM Sullivan Charolais—Spirit of the Bluegrass Sale Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:00 PM

No Wait Time Quick Turn-Around Check In Hand Same Day 40+ head sell together $13 per hd 30+ head feeders on ticket $20 per hd

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