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    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).


    Depenbusch Attends Beef Industry Conference

    Brandon Depenbusch was selected to participate in the National Cattleman’s Beef Association 35th Young Cattlemen’s Conference in Washington D.C.  Brandon was sponsored by the Kansas Livestock Association.  The YCC program is a comprehensive, nationwide tour of beef industry sectors, created to enhance leadership skills in your beef industry professionals. “YCC is a prestigious and competitive program designed to foster the future leadership of our industry”, said Forrest Roberts, NCBA Chief Executive Officer.  The participants selected to attend YCC were chosen because of their exceptional contributions to the beef industry and their potential to be a strong voice in our future developments.  Congratulation Brandon!


    Governor Recognizes ILS and WFY