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    Garrett Lister Selected for the 2015 New Young Stockman’s Academy Class

    The 2015 KLA Young Stockmen's Academy (YSA) class consists of 21 participants from across Kansas. Merck Animal Health is partnering with KLA to host members in their 20s for a series of four seminars throughout the year. The group's first meeting will be February 17-18 in Topeka.

    YSA members will be exposed to the importance of KLA's voice in the legislative process, producers' responsibility as agricultural advocates, the need for progressive livestock operations and how other industry segments, including animal health suppliers and agribusinesses, fit into the food chain. 


    Beef Marketing Group Progressive Beef 2014 Q3 and Q4 Competition Winners!

    The Beef Marketing Group would like to congratulate Lewis Feedlot for earning the “Taking Care of Business” category.  Special recognition to Roberts Cattle Company who went from a ranking of 20 in the first round of audits in 2014 to 4th this round.  Keep up the good work and good luck in 2015!!


    Kenny Knight addresses Angus University


    Kenny Knight addressed some 1800 cattle producers this week at the American Angus Associations Angus University in Kansas City.

    Kenny shared his experience in building an alliance with rancher Jim Wilson of Thermopolis, Wyoming. For more than six years, Knight Feed yard has been receiving feeder cattle from a number of ranches in Wyoming and surrounding states coordinated by Mr. Wilson. Thru this coordinated effort information has been shared back and forth resulting better animal health, more efficient production and cattle that generate greater premiums on the BMG grid. Joining Kenny on the panel was Bronc May from Simplot feeders in Idaho and Jim Wilson of Thermopolis Wyoming.


    Depenbusch Promoted

    Brandon Depenbusch was promoted to Vice President of Cattle Operations, effective November 1, 2014. In his new position, Brandon will assist Jerry Kuckelman by becoming more responsible for the day-to-day operations of all ILS feed yards in Kansas and Nebraska, along with all his current responsibilities. Brandon joined ILS in 2009 as an Efficiency Analyst after graduating from Kansas State University. During his tenure, he has learned the cattle business by working as General Manager-Kansas, and as the Executive Director of Advanced Livestock Technology. Brandon, his wife Andrea and their two children, Kerby and Ciera reside in Great Bend, Kansas. Congratulations Brandon, this is a promotion well deserved!


    Lynn Jenkins tours ILS Risk Management Offices

    Lynn Jenkins, a member of the Republican Party who serves as the US Representative for Kansas’s 2nd Congressional District toured the Risk Management Offices in Manhattan, KS on September 26, 2014.  Her visit coincided with a fund raising event in her honor hosted by Lee Borck and Jackie Hartman.  In Congress, Lynn Jenkins is dedicated to fiscal responsibility, limited government, and being an effective leader for Kansans. Jenkins was assigned to the House Ways & Means Committee, which is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.

    (Pictured from left to right:  Stan Myers, Andrea Kitch, Lynn Jenkins, Garrett Lister, and Lee Borck).