April 5, 1999 | By: Haven Miller

If you're interested in how beef is produced and marketed in another culture, you now have the chance to see it firsthand.

The UK College of Agriculture animal science department, and French National School of Agriculture, are sponsoring a tour of the French beef cattle industry. A limited number of openings is still available.

"The tour offers participants a chance to visit with industry experts and learn about all aspects of beef production in France," said John Johns, beef cattle specialist in the UK Cooperative Extension Service. "They'll also gain a better understanding of the influence of the European Union's production practices and their effects on the U.S. cattle industry."

The tour leaves Lexington June 13 and returns June 23. Participants will fly to Paris, then travel overland to Dijon. The tour will center in the Burgundy region. Visits include seedstock producers of common French breeds, commercial producers, feeders, packing, and retailing. Time for sightseeing is included.

Estimated cost of the tour is $ 1,950 per person, which includes round trip air fare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation.

If you're interested in going on the tour, call John Johns at the UK department of animal science, 606-257-2853, no later than May 10.


Writer: Haven Miller
(606) 257-3784