The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association wants our membership to know that their voice is heard, especially during this time of high instability in the beef industry. The KCA staff has worked diligently to reach out and work with legislative bodies to provide solutions and answers for the current situation of the cattle market. Below you will find a resource fact sheet highlighting efforts being made and some appropriate questions we feel necessary to ask. We also have provided an action timeline detailing how KCA staff and leaders have been working to represent Kentucky cattle growers.

Today's Cattle Market Fact Sheet

KCA Action Timeline

November 17 & 18, 2016 -
KCA held two regional meetings open to the members and the public in Larue and Clark counties. Representatives from the packer and feeder industry were available for a panel discussion. Watch the full meeting below:

October 26, 2016 - KCA hosted Senator Mitch McConnell and his staff during a town hall meeting where producers were able to share their concerns to the Senator.

October 17, 2016 - KCA leaders met with Governor Matt Bevin to discuss the economic impact on rural beef farm families.

October 11, 2016 - A group of 40 concerned and heavily impacted cattle producers representing small cow/calf to large backgrounders met to discuss the current situation with the cattle markets.

October 2016- KCA leaders traveled to Washington, DC for the NCBA Working Group and to encourage the CFTC to look into CME automated trader data. 

July 2016 - KCA leaders attended the NCBA’s Summer Business Meeting where changes were made to NCBA policy. NCBA policy now officially supports the delivery point system, opposes a cash settled contract and opposes discounts to any delivery points.

March 2016 - KCA staff and leaders attended the NCBA Legislative Conference in Washington, DC and met with each of Kentucky’s congressional delegates to discuss the market instability. 

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HB 174

AN ACT relating to overweight vehicles.
Amend KRS 189.222 to extend a 10 percent weight tolerance for vehicles engaged exclusively in the transportation of feed for livestock or poultry; permit a vehicle registered under KRS 186.050(3) transporting certain meats, agricultural crop products, or livestock to exceed the gross weight provisions by a weight tolerance of 10 percent