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The Kentucky Simmental Association hosted a Field Day on August 13th at Long Ridge Farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Over 100 Simmental breeders and beef cattle enthusiasts gathered in the event barn at Rob and Michelle Canning's farm for an afternoon of educational speakers touching on a variety of beef topics. Jim Akers, COO of Bluegrass Stockyards, Warren Beeler, Director of Ag Policy for the Governor's Office, and Gordon Jones, Red Hill Farms and retired Western Kentucky University professor addressed the group. Lunch was provided by the Shelby County Cattlemen's Association, and sponsored by Merial, CPC Commodities, and MultiGen Reproductive Solutions. Cattle from Long Ridge Farm were on display for a walking tour before the event, and the show barn welcomed breeders to view show stock and cattle consigned to upcoming sales.
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