Beef Tour goes to Colorado and Wyoming

Posted on Aug 6, 2012
Participants in this year’s KFB’s John C. Hendricks Beef Tour got a taste of the old west during a swing through Colorado and Wyoming. The week-long event featured stops at several ranches plus plenty of sightseeing in both the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

On one of the many stops participants took the opportunity to get together for a group photo.

The tour began and ended in Colorado. The sites there included an award-winning cattle breeding operation, a major meat packer (JBS) and a feedlot run by a subsidiary of JBS. The group also heard presentations from officials at the U.S. Meat Export Federation headquarters in Denver. In Wyoming, the group of just over 40 Kentuckians visited a fourth-generation ranch, a feedlot with a 3,000-head capacity and one of the few remaining dairy farms in the state. There, they learned about the manure management system for the 500-cow dairy.

The group toured several facilities throughout the West, including this beef facility at the University of Wyoming.

Several other tourist attractions were on the itinerary. Tours of Jackson, Wyoming and the Buffalo Bill Village in Cody, Wyoming were very popular. The group also attended the College National Finals Rodeo, which was held in Casper, Wyoming.

Pictures of complete beef tour. In seven years, the beef tour has become one of the most popular events of KFB’s annual agenda. The tours have taken participants throughout the midwest and southwest. Cargill Animal Nutrition and Farm Credit Services joined KFB in sponsoring the tour dedicated to the memory of John C. Hendricks, the KFB First Vice President who passed away in 2010.

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