Kansas Junior Livestock Show Celebrates 85th Year - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

     (HUTCHINSON) – The Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), proudly sponsored by Cargill, will celebrate its 85th year by hosting 812 youth from 95 counties who have entered 2,033 animals. This is the largest number of youth entered in more than 20 years. The livestock total includes 130 market steers, 334 breeding heife (full story)


Fredonia Ranch to host KLA/K-State Field Day - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

      (TOPEKA) – DL Cattle Company of Fredonia will host the final 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 23. Joe and Helen Donohue and their son and daughter-in-law, Daryl and Jody, own the commercial cow-calf operation, which consists of both a spring- and (full story)


Foundation distributes $2.7 million to ranchers affected by wildfire - Thursday, August 3, 2017

      (TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) has distributed $2,751,233 in wildfire relief funds to 165 Kansas ranchers. A special committee, including representatives from the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) and KLF, reviewed applications and determined how the funds were allocated.     (full story)


Diederich Family Farms to host KLA/K-State ranch field day - Thursday, August 3, 2017

    (TOPEKA) – Mark Diederich and his family will host the second 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 22 at their farm near Greenleaf. The Diederichs own and operate a diversified farming and cow-calf enterprise. They utilize timed artificial insemination (AI) in their (full story)


Black Diamond Angus Ranch to host KLA/K-State ranch field day - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

      (TOPEKA) – The historic Black Diamond Angus Ranch, also known as Warner Angus Ranch, will host the first 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 17 near Spearville. The ranch dates back to 1884 when Willis B. Warner moved to the Sawlog Creek Valley near (full story)


YSA class gets firsthand look at agribusiness, retail beef business - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

      (TOPEKA) – Beef producers from across the state participating in this year’s KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) gathered in the Kansas City area May 8-10. The class of 20 spent three days learning more about the agribusiness and retail beef industries.      Merck Animal Health (full story)


Young producers meet in Topeka for first session - Monday, February 27, 2017

      (TOPEKA) – A group of 20 young ranchers from across the state met in Topeka February 13-14 for the first installment of the 2017 KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is again partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look into KLA and the beef industry. A ser (full story)


Washington man earns reward for helping convict cattle thief - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

     (TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Board of Directors has voted to pay a $2,500 reward to Gregg Stewart of Washington for his part in helping convict a Lincoln man for cattle theft. Information provided by Stewart played a key role in the arrest and conviction of Keith Earl Buttenhoff for stealing seve (full story)


KLA policy addresses issues affecting livestock production - Monday, December 5, 2016

     (WICHITA) – Policy focused on property taxes, market reporting, animal health priorities and other key issues was approved by members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) during the group’s annual business meeting December 2 in Wichita. Ranchers, feeders and dairymen provided input during regional roundtab (full story)


New KLA officers come from multi-generation family business - Friday, December 2, 2016

    (WICHITA) – Clark County rancher and farmer David Clawson of Englewood has been elected the 100th president of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA). Members chose Finney County cattleman Lee Reeve from Garden City as president elect. The new officers were elected during the group’s annual business meeting December (full story)


Front-burner livestock issues to be discussed at KLA Convention - Thursday, October 20, 2016

     (TOPEKA) – Speakers at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention in Wichita will talk about antibiotics in animal agriculture, what the outcome of the elections might mean for the livestock industry and prospects for the cattle market over the next 12 to 24 months. Presentations on these topics, as well (full story)