August 17, 2018 | By: Aimee Nielson

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Kentucky Beef Integrated Resource Management Program and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will host the sixth biennial Beef Bash, a unique field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers, on Sept. 20 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

“Research and outreach efforts, such as Beef Bash, are an important means of providing up-to-date information to cattle producers,” said Benjamin Crites, UK Beef Integrated Research Management Program coordinator. “This is the premier beef field day in the state, and we typically host 300 to 400 producers for a day of exhibits and demonstrations.”

Participants will enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations and educational exhibits focused on winter feeding options, mineral supplementation, fencing displays, distillery coproduct feeds, sex-sorted semen, weed control and environmental factors affecting beef production.

“This field day is a great opportunity to learn more about current issues and to talk with fellow cattle producers in the beef industry,” Crites said.

Programs and tours start at 9:30 a.m. CDT. No preregistration is required, and lunch will be available for purchase. The noon program will honor UK extension beef specialist Roy Burris’ contributions to the Kentucky Beef Industry. The featured speakers for the noon program include UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Dean Nancy Cox Dave Maples, executive vice president of Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association; and Les Anderson, UK beef specialist. The bash concludes at 5 p.m.

The UK Research and Education Center is located at 1206 Hopkinsville Street in Princeton. From Kentucky 91 South, it is 1.5 miles southeast of the Caldwell County Courthouse.

For more information, contact Crites at 859-257-7512 or, contact a local UK Cooperative Extension Service office or visit

Commercial exhibitors include ABS, Alltech, Central Farm Supply of KY, CPC Commodities, Dependable Livestock Testing, H&R Agri Power, IDEXX, KY Cattlemen’s Association, Kentucky Beef Network, Kentucky Beef Council, Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Mid-South Ag LLC, Multimin USA, RBF Livestock, Livingston Co. Livestock, Schaeffer Specialized Lubricants, Select Sires MidAmerica, United Livestock Commodities, UK Division of Regulatory Services and Vitaferm.


Benjamin Crites, 859-257-7512