With November in full swing, folks are starting to gear up for the holiday season. As a member of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, I’ve got a busy week of beef promotions planned. We are donating beef roasts to local food pantries for families to enjoy over Thanksgiving and, at the end of the week, we are filming a holiday commercial at our ranch -- featuring prime rib, harvest stew and beef pinwheels -- all recipes found at www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com .
In addition to our holiday promotions, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, as well! I feel like one of Santa’s elves, as I have lots of fun goodies to give away on the blog in the weeks leading up to Christmas!
I had so much fun in October giving away $50 Roper Apparel gift certificates in two different photo caption contests, and I have one more to give away this week. This time, I’m upping the ante with a grand prize -- a $125 Roper Apparel gift certificate!
You know the drill. To enter, simply leave a caption for this photo by Lauren Chase in the comments section below. Entries will be accepted until noon on Nov. 7, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 8. Good luck!
A final photo caption contest will start on Nov. 19, with a copy of Chase’s new book, “Big Sky Boots,” as the grand prize ($75 value). And, on Dec. 10, the final photography contest of the year will begin. The theme is “Santa’s Little Helpers,” and the prizes will be two $100 Farm Boy gift certificates! Let the fun begin!
By the way, mark your calendars for this Thursday, Nov. 8, for a beef cattle economics webinar. Join Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University (KSU) livestock economist, as he discusses the market overviews for the cow-calf, stocker and feedlot sectors,; and provide an outline of the expanded stocker value of gain and feedlot return projection tools. He’ll also detail an economic research update concerning mandatory COOL, animal welfare and demand assessment issues. You can register for the webinar here.