Winners crowned at Kansas Junior Livestock Show (long version) - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

     (WICHITA) – Auction premiums and scholarships were just a few of the benefits for youth who participated in the 82nd annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), September 19-22 in Wichita. The event featured 715 contestants from 89 Kansas counties showing 1,428 head of cattle, hogs, sheep and goats. Major sponsors (full story)


Winners crowned at Kansas Junior Livestock Show (short version) - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

      (WICHITA) – Auction premiums and scholarships were just a few of the benefits for youth who participated in the 82nd annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), September 19-22 in Wichita. The event featured 715 contestants from 89 Kansas counties showing 1,428 head of cattle, hogs, sheep and goats. Major spons (full story)


Long-time KLA CEO Dee Likes stepping down at year's end - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – The chief executive officer (CEO) and executive vice president of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is stepping aside after 31 years in the position. Dee Likes will assume the title of KLA Chief Executive Emeritus December 31, 2014, and will remain employed by KLA in an advisory role to work on future (full story)


Wilson family to host KLA/K-State ranch field day - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – Lafe, Linda and Eric Wilson will host a Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 18. The commercial cow-calf operation is located near Uniontown in western Bourbon County.      The Wilson family grazes both their spring- and fall-cal (full story)


Pike Trail Cattle Company to host KLA/K-State ranch field day - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – Pike Trail Cattle Company will open its gates August 20 for the final Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day of 2014. The cattle operation is located near Delphos in northwestern Ottawa County.      Dana and Marcia Hauck founded Pike Trail (full story)


Merrill Ranch to host KLA/K-State Ranch Field Day - Monday, August 04, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – The regulatory impact on farming and ranching in the lesser prairie chicken habitat will highlight the August 13 KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at Merrill Ranch near Wilmore. The 17,000 acre commercial cow-calf operation located in the heart of the Red Hills is owned by the H.A. Mer (full story)


KLA accuses EPA administrator of misrepresenting proposed rule - Friday, July 11, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has stepped up its request that Congress and other elected officials do everything in their power to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed waters of the U.S. rule. This appeal on behalf of farmers and ranchers came after EPA Administrator Gin (full story)


Young stockmen see agribusiness, retail beef operations in Kansas City - Friday, May 16, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – The second installment of the 2014 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) was held in the Kansas City area May 13-15. Members of the group spent three days learning about the agribusiness and retail beef industries.     Merck Animal Health hosted the class (full story)


New YSA class gathers in Topeka for first session - Monday, February 24, 2014

     (TOPEKA) – Twenty young cattlemen and women from across the state met in Topeka February 18-19 for the first installment of the 2014 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is again serving as the exclusive sponsor of the program. A series of four seminars will (full story)