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NAILE show continues
at state fairgrounds
Thousands of animals, Quarter Horse roundups, youth in agriculture and a giant country store for shopping are part of the North American International Livestock Show, which continues through Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
The event includes the world’s largest purebred livestock show is expected to draw more than 22,000 entries – some from Shelby County. It attracts 200,000 visitors, promoters say, and generates an estimated economic annual impact of $11.6 million to the state.
Competitors will show various dairy cattle, dairy goats, llamas and alpacas, quarter horses, draft horses, market swine, beef cattle, Boer goats, mules and donkeys and sheep for nearly $700,000 in premiums and awards.
For more information, including schedules, visit www.livestockexpo.org.
FSA reminds of deadlines
USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds eligible ranchers and livestock producers who had livestock losses or grazing losses during the 2011 crop year that the deadline for applying for benefits under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) is Jan. 30.
LFP provides payments to eligible livestock producers who have suffered livestock grazing losses because of qualifying drought or fire that occurred before Oct. 1. ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards and wildfires that occurred before Oct. 1. ELAP assistance is for losses not covered under other disaster assistance programs established by the 2008 Farm Bill.
Producers who experienced livestock death losses must file a notice of loss 30 days after the loss is apparent, but no later than Dec. 29. Producers who suffered livestock grazing and feed losses must have filed a notice of loss no later than Oct. 31 and have until Jan. 30, to submit an application for payment for livestock death losses and livestock grazing and feed losses.
For more information contact the Shelby County FSA office on Howard Drive or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.
§ The public is invited to an open house at the Shelby County Extension Office at 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Refreshments will be served, and there will be tours and demonstrations along with prizes. For more information, call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.
§ The San-N-Tone horse show series for 2011-12 will be 9 a.m. Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 4 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (indoor arena). Classes entered by Thursday before the show (no phone entries please) will be $10 per class. It’s $12 the day of the show; stalls are $20; and grounds fee $5. For more information, contact Sandy Stewart 502-241-1262 (voicemail) or 502-722-9330, E-mail SANNTONESHOW@yahoo.com or visit www.san-n-tone.com.
The Kentucky Ag Report is compiled weekly from news releases distributed by Keeton Communications and other sources.