The Cedar County Cattlemen’s have wrapped up a busy spring.

On Saturday, April 14, the cattlemen held their annual banquet and auction at the Ray H. Zumwalt Expo Center in Stockton. The evening was sponsored by Crown Power and the Cedar County Cattlemen.

Members and guests enjoyed dinner catered by The Boathouse restaurant and had fun bidding against their neighbors during the live and silent auction. Both auctions raised over $6,000. Special thanks to Bruce and LeAN Auction Company and Nance Auction Service for conducting the auction and to everyone who donated and purchased items during the auction.

Supporting the beef community is important to the cattlemen. The money raised during the auction is allocated to support local youth and initiate beef promotion efforts on the local level.

May is Beef Month Events

On, May 16, the Cattlemen and the Cedar County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee teamed up with Circle A Ranch West, Stockton, to host a Beef Pasture-to-Plate tour for Stockton High School freshman and sophomore students. This event was made possible through a grant from the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC).

Circle A Ranch manager, Jason Locke, and Jeremy Swaggerty discussed their heifer and steer development program and Wagyu beef genetics. Terry Halleran, University of Missouri- Extension, Hickory County, discussed soil health and Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension, Cedar County, talked to the students about pasture management. The tour concluded with a steak taco cooking demonstration taught by the cattlemen and farm bureau members. The students learned the basics of preparing meat and the health benefits of beef.

If you would like to join us in celebrating Beef Month, “like” the Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association Facebook page and post your best grilling photos to be entered to win two sirloin steaks, donated by Pet Rock Ranch-Tom Bryant.  Contest ends May 31. Winner will be announced at the membership meeting on June 7 at the Land O’ Lakes Youth Fairgrounds in El Dorado Springs at 7 p.m.

HERE’S THE BEEF – The cattlemen served over 200 steaks during the Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale at United Producers, Inc., in Humansville. Pictured are (from left): Ralph Burns, Don Boultinghouse, Jeff Parrish and Jason Burns.

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