Livestock News

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Kentucky net farm income is expected to dip to less than $1.5 billion in 2016, down from $1.7 billion in 2015 and potentially its lowest level since 2010. A significant decline in cash receipts the past couple of years, plus the end of tobacco buyout payments in 2014, have been the major reasons behind the rapid fall in Kentucky’s net farm income since peaking at nearly $3 billion in 2013.

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The Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon team brought home the national championship from  the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville.

Team members are Madison Kelly and Katie Jo Walker from Christian County, Walter Steely from Webster County and Lauren Dixon from Jessamine County. All have livestock backgrounds and have participated in 4-H livestock events for many years.

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