Where's the beef?

Farm Field Day at Rand Angus Farm
attracts nearly 300 farmers

By Don Ward

MILTON, Ky. (November 2005) – Trimble County farmer Reggie Rand took center stage Oct. 4 during a unique multi-county Farm Field Day, held at his 220-acre farm at 1625 Milton-Bedford Rd. in Milton, Ky. The event, sponsored by Bagdad Roller Mills of Shelbyville and the Shelby, Trimble and Henry County Cattlemen’s Association and Extension Services, drew an estimated crowd of nearly 300 people.

Wagon Tour

Photo by Don Ward

Guests enjoy a wagon tour of the farm.

Guests from Trimble, Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Oldham counties were treated to wagon tours of Rand’s Angus Farm and a meal highlighted by ribeye steaks grilled by the Henry County Cattlemen’s Association. Rand was selected by Bagdad Roller Mills to play host to the event after experiencing success using a new “limitor feed” on his cattle that is being marketed by the company.
Other companies’ representatives also held presentations, including Purina Mills, the Kentucky Beef Network, KABA Select Sires, Gallagher Fencing, Farmers Bank of Milton and the Trimble County Conservation District.
“I thought Bagdad Roller Mills did a great job of pulling this off. We had a large crowd and everyone seemed to enjoy it,” said Rand, 70.

Reggie Rand with Farmers

Photo by Don Ward

Reggie Rand (second from right) talks
with farmers (from left) Billy Ginn,
Michael Fitzgerald and Russell young.

Rand also used the occasion to announce the upcoming sale of his entire registered Angus herd. The sale of his 138 registered livestock will include a 2,500-pound prized bull. Rand says the work of buying, selling and keeping up the paperwork of the registered stock has become too much work to do on his own and at his age. The sale is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 at United Producers Stockyards in Owenton, Ky.
He plans to continue raising regular Angus or Angus-cross cattle on his farm and at another 28-acre parcel along Hwy. 421 in Milton. Rand also owns another 130 acres, all but 40 of which he has begun developing into a subdivision along Hwy. 421 near Midway Fast Stop.
“We used to have Farm Field Days a lot around Trimble County, but we haven’t had one in a long time,” Rand said. The Rand farm has served as host for at least three such events within the last 50 years, he said.

• For more information on Reggie Rand’s registered cattle sale in February, call him at (502) 268-5875 or (502) 639-4085.

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