Cattlemen’s group adds upgrade to fair barn

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 23, 2014

The newly formed Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association has pledged funds to add more electrical wiring to the livestock barn and arena at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

“Sometimes, those of us who show cattle, we like to have the fans right on them all the time,” Gene Myers, member of the association, said. “We pledged some money for special wiring.”

The association also wants to start a scholarship for 4-Hers who participate in the feeder calf shows.

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“They are smaller groups and are a lot younger and they will take those animals and show them the next year,” Myers said. “They have a long feed bill. We try to encourage them to take those projects.”

Recently members of the association participated in National Livestock Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, including Ann-Michal Dyer, Cody Call, Cory Call and Carson Call.

“They fared pretty well,” Myers said.

The association meets quarterly where experts speak about topics of interest to the care of livestock. In January, information about the pasture program will be discussed.

“The pastures that people turn their cattle out on makes a difference on savings when you put the calf to market,” Myers said. “Better pastures raise more cattle on lesser costs. It affects your profitability.”