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    Wednesday
    May042016

    Cody Campfield Passes Broker Examination

    Congratulations to Cody Campfield who recently passed the Series III Commodity Brokers exam.  As a result, Cody is now a registered Series III Commodity Broker, which enables him to transact agricultural futures contracts and options while advising customers on to how to protect their investments.  Cody is located in the Great Bend Office, which operates as a branch office of A & A Trading Inc. based in Chicago.  They are an in-house, Public Commodity Broker who will assist ILS’s customers in placing routine hedges, tracking positions, and meeting margin call.  They provide day-to-day trading support to anyone requiring this type of service.  They monitor and evaluate supply/demand factors for various commodity markets.  They gather news and information and relay same to their customers in a timely and accurate fashion.  Richard Bennett, Cody’s Supervisor, commented, “Cody has made great progress since joining the Customer Risk Management team 5 months ago.  His working knowledge of the cattle feeding industry has served him well while he transitioned to the futures trading industry”.

    Disclaimer:  Futures trading involves the substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.  Past performance is not indicative of future results.

    Wednesday
    May042016

    Borck and Skelton Meet Freddy Simon

    Lee Borck and Jon Skelton attended the annual Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger Restaurant Franchisee “Freddy’s Family Reunion” in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 28th to learn more about the growth potential of this food chain.  Currently, ILS has an equity position in  56 units (14 open restaurants, and development rights for an additional 42) that are managed by the HCI Group.  The HCI sales team received three awards at the recent Sales Banquet.  The older gentlemen in the middle wearing a sport jacket is Freddy Simon (Co-Founder), himself!

    Freddy’s is a fast-casual restaurant franchise, known for its premium, lean, ground beef steakburgers and desert treats.  The original Freddy’s opened in Wichita, Kansas in 2002.  Their business models revolves around genuine guest hospitality and service with a smile.”

    Tuesday
    Apr192016

    ILS Announces New Board Members

    Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS) announced three new board changes that were approved during their recent Board of Directors meeting held on April 13, 2016.  The transition of Jon Skelton from a Non-Voting Board Member to a Voting Board Member was approved.  Chris Burris was approved to fill one of the two Advisory Director Positions replacing J.D. Friess who has stepped down after three years of service.  Lee Borck, ILS Chairman, expressed his deepest appreciation to Mr. Friess, on behalf of ILS.  According to Mr. Borck, “J.D. was the right man at the right time in our company’s history sharing his valuable expertise in cattle feeding and farming for our benefit”.

    Friday
    Apr082016

    Greg Comfort named as the new Manager of Roberts Cattle Company

    Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. announces the hiring of Greg Comfort as the new Manager of Roberts Cattle Company feed lot located in Lexington, Nebraska, effective April, 1, 2016. Greg will be replacing Brandon Sorensen who will remain as Assistant Manager at Roberts taking on new assignments.

    Greg is a Colby Junior College graduate majoring in Ag Business. Prior to joining ILS, Greg worked for several western Kansas feed yards for over 33 years. Most recently, he was the Manager of the Hoxie Feed Yard South.

    Greg, his wife Danita, their children Chandler and Caitlyn currently reside in Gem, Kansas and will be relocating to the Lexington area in the near future. He and his family are very active in team roping, 4-H activities, high school sports and are big supporters of K-State athletics. Greg is a former United States Team Roping Champion.

    Please welcome Greg aboard and join me in wishing him good luck as he assumes his new responsibilities. ILS is very fortunate to have an individual with Greg’s experience join our organization. 

    Friday
    Feb192016

    Randy Blach nominated for 2016 Industry Leadership Award

    Please cast your vote for one of our own, Randy Blach has been nominated for the 2016 Industry Leadership Award. You can vote by going to www.cattlefeeders.org in the bottom right corner click on Industry Leadership Award (right above the “vote now”), click on Randy’s name, enter your email address, and hit submit your vote. It’s that easy!   Thank you for votes!