The FACTS (Feedlot and Carcass TestS) Tour is making plans to visit Kansas City this fall.The FACTS Tour is open to any beef producer and provides a great opportunity to see what happens to cattle once they leave the farm and to see farming in other parts of the country.
Plans have been made and the dates for the trip are August 25- 29. The trip will take around 50 cattlemen from across the state and they will visit ranches, educational facilities, feedlots as well as industry visits.
This is a tentative agenda and there will be things added to the agenda and it is possible for things listed to change as well.
The cost for the trip is $1000 and includes the flight, charter bus, hotels, snacks and meals. We are very lucky to have industry support on the trip, so many meals are also sponsored, helping to keep the cost of the trip minimal.
The deposit for the trip is $500 and is due by June 14, with the remainder due July 26. The trip usually fills up within a few days of being announced so if you are interested, please keep this in mind. Spots are reserved only after we have received down payment. Registration is NOT open yet, but please let us know if you have not been before and we can add you to our mailing list to receive the registration form.
Registration opens June 1. If you have questions, please contact Becky Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kelly Tucker (email@example.com) or Carey Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 859-278-0899.
August 25: Tallgrass Prairie Reserve
August 26: Sand Hills Ranch, Gardiner Angus Ranch
August 27: Feedlots, possible packing plant
August 28: Kansas State University, Downey Ranch
August 29: breed association