Register Now for the 2014 Summer Tour

The Redwood Area Cattlemen will welcome participants to the annual Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Summer Beef Tour and Trade Show, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Redwood Falls, MN.

The tour will be headquartered at the Redwood Area Community Center and will feature an intriguing tour spotlighting new innovations in marketing, management and technologies. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. through 8:30 a.m., with the first tour bus leaving at 7:00 a.m. and every fifteen minutes after that. A continental breakfast will be available before the tour. Tour stops include Grant & Dawn Breitkreutz, Redwood Falls; David and Clint Engen, Revere; George and Mike Landuyt; Curt and Chad Thram, Sanborn, Butch and Brandon Kerkhoff, Redwood Falls and a stop at Redwood Metal Works and Artex.

The tour registration fee is $35 and includes all three meals. The student price is $20. An additional lunch ticket is $10 and an additional dinner ticket is $15. Send payment to Jeri Hanson, 37590 110th St, Comfrey, MN 56019 or register on site.

A MSCA Board of Directors Meeting, MSCA Golf Tournament and a picnic will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Redwood Falls.

Join the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association for a Golf Outing

Monday, July 7, 2014

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Redwood Falls Golf Club

101 East Oak Street

Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Cost for 18 Holes: $34 per golfer

Register on-site.

Join the MSCA and the Redwood Area Cattlemen for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Roto-Mix and Blue Hilltop, Inc.

Summer Tour Accommodations

Mictotel Inn, Springfield (507) 723-8200
Select Inn, Redwood (507) 644-4444
Redwood Lodge, Redwood (507) 644-5700
Smart Choice, Redwood (507) 637-3456
America's Best Value, Morton (507) 697-6205
Sheep Shedde, Olivia (320) 523-5000

Quarterly Board Meeting Scheduled for July 7

The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association quarterly Board meeting will be held July 7, 2014 at the Redwood Falls Golf Club, Redwood Falls, MN.

The Executive Board will meet at 9:00 a.m., followed by the quarterly board meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Following lunch, a golf outing will be held, with dinner to follow. The 2014 MSCA Summer Tour will be held on Tuesday, July 8.

State-Wide Grilling Contest Applications Due Aug. 1

Beef chefs from across the state will have the opportunity to compete in the first ever Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association (MSCA) beef grilling contest.

The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at the Morrison County Fair, Little Falls, MN. the competition is open to teams of 1-3 individuals. Beef must be prepared on the fairgrounds that day and will consist of strip loins and burgers. The meat will be provided.

Send your application and entry fee of $40 to the MSCA, 33424 183rd Street, Pierz, MN 56364. Teams may arrive at the fairgrounds on Sunday morning and the contest will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m.

At the conclusion of the event a steak fry will be held, sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Cattlemen's Association, local businesses and the MSCA. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association will hold a sweet corn feed in conjunction with the event.

MSCA Offers Seedstock Alliance

In order to better serve the breed associations and seedstock breeders in the state the executive board voted to offer a seedstock alliance. Those members who join the alliance will receive an eighth page size ad in each publication of the Minnesota Cattleman, published six times per year. They will also receive a listing of sale and event dates in each issue. Added benefits of seedstock alliance members will include sale reports and feature articles. Cost to join the MSCA Seedstock Alliance is $500. For more information contact the MSCA office or call 320-249-2130.

MSCA Leadership Votes to Begin Junior Membership Program

The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association leadership voted at the recent quarterly meeting to begin a junior membership program. Yearly membership fees will be $25. For more information contact the MSCA office.

MSCA Over Half Way to Membership Goal of 1200

The MSCA is over half way to the 2014 membership goal of 1200. If you have not already paid your membership for 2014 please send in your membership renewal. Your membership matters and allows our collective voices to be heard on the issues in St. Paul and Washington D.C.

The MSCA saw many successes in terms of our priority issues ranging from wolf management, expanded grazing access on conservation lands, reasonable animal identification requirements, opening up CRP and other conservation lands for emergency haying and grazing and improving the environmental permitting process. The MSCA is focused on these issues and many more.

Thank You Minnesota Beef Alliance Members

Thanks to the following businesses that have already joined the 2014 Minnesota Beef Alliance. If you are interested in learning more about the alliance, contact the MSCA office at 320-634-6722 or 320-249-2130, e-mail: msca@fallsnet.com or visit www.mnsca.org.

Prime Level
Minnesota Corn Growers Association
Perham Stockyards
Purina Animal Nutrition
Carlson Wholesale, Inc.
American Foods Group

Choice
Central Livestock Association
Zoetis
Wulf Cattle

Select
Vi-Cor
Arrex Mfg.

Basic
Summit Livestock Facilities
Bank of the West
State Bank of Taunton Farmers and Merchants State Bank For Most Livestock Equipment Agralite Electric Coop

Seedstock
Pearson Angus Ranch
DLCC Ranch


Breed Associations
Minnesota Limousin Association
Minnesota Simmental Association
Minnesota Angus Association
Minnesota Gelbvieh Association
Minnesota Hereford Breeders
Minnesota Shorthorn Association

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

July 7-8: MSCA Summer Tour hosted by the Redwood Area Cattlemen

July 30: NCBA Summer Conference, Denver, CO

Aug. 5-7: Farm Fest