In the last issue of DEVON USA magazine RDUSA president Greg Hickl reported that the Fall Conference and Sale for 2014 will be hosted by Brookview Farm at Winchester, Ky. The dates at that time were Sept. 18-20. In Greg’s last “Letter from the President” he noted that at a more recent board of directors meeting those dates have been changed to the weekend of Sept. 25-27 because of logistical reasons.

Brookview Farm is owned and operated by Jacob Owens and family. They have a herd of both registered Devons and commercial cows and a successful and growing grass finished beef business that serves the Lexington area.

The focus for this conference will be on the grass finishing phase of producing Devon beef. The speakers will be giving presentations on many aspects of the grass finishing process including animal selection and management, grazing and forage management, and economic and financial considerations.

Please note the date changes on your calendar and stay tuned for more information on the Fall Conference.

Roy Doan