2023 Summer Tour Details Announced

Slayton, Minnesota – Murray and Pipestone county cattlemen associations are hosting the annual Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association (MSCA) Summer Beef Tour and Trade Show on July 17 and 18.

The tour will showcase experienced cattlemen, innovative techniques and quality beef setups by hosting participants and vendors from around the state and country to tour area farms. Registrants will have access to over 50 agricultural-related businesses featuring new products and services available to cattlemen through the onsite trade show.

The Summer Tour events begin on July 17 with the quarterly board meeting of the MSCA at Key Largo on Lake Shetek, just north of Slayton. The annual Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraiser will follow. The PAC event is open to everyone, and attendees are encouraged to participate in the bean bag tournament and enjoy a meal. Stay tuned for more information on registering for the bean bag tournament. 

Lodging is available next door at the newly remodeled Lake Shetek Lodge. A block of rooms has been reserved under MSCA. Call (507) 763-3200 to reserve a room and enjoy the day at the lake networking with industry friends.

The tour and trade show will take place on July 18. This year's tour begins in Pipestone, a small town in southwestern Minnesota, just miles from South Dakota. The tour will feature farm stops in Murray and Pipestone counties, highlighting cutting edge beef production operations.

Tour stops include: Pipestone County stops – Erik Bastian feedlot; Chestnut Angus – Cow/calf and Feedstock; Matt Brinkmeyer – open lot feedlot; Murray County Stops – Schuur Concrete – specializing in bunks and slats; Robert Ford – deep pit slat barns; Monogram Meats – history and virtual tour of plant; Ryan Verlinde – feedlot and new state of the art working area.

The tour headquarters will be held in the spacious and well-equipped Cattle Barn at the Pipestone County Fairgrounds. The Cattle Barn is located on the north end of the fairgrounds, just off Highway 30.

Pipestone has several accommodation options including a beautiful campsite at the Hiawatha ground. Learn more about Pipestone at pipestoneminnesota.com.

A room block has been reserved at the Grandstay in Pipestone ((507) 562-1100) and Lake Shetek Lodge ((507) 763-3200). Additional lodging is available in Flandreau or Marshall.

Breakfast, lunch and a steak supper are included with paid registration. Registration is $20 until June 1, then $40.

To register for the tour, visit MSCA's website at mnsca.org, click Events, then Summer Tour. For questions or to sponsor the trade show, contact Angie Ford at (507) 360-7937 or Glenn Johnson at (507) 820-1502.

Posted: March 28, 2023