Sunday, October 29, 2017

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM, Christmas Bazaar Dec. 8-9


Join us for CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM and enjoy a weekend of shopping for gifts from vendors including crafts, food, Scentsy, LulaRoe, Mary Kay, Tupperware, plus many more. Santa Claus will be making an appearance on Friday evening for photos.

Contact us for vendor applications at quiggins34@gmail.com
 On Saturday, September 23,  we were honored to host the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Livestock Youth Points Program Awards Banquet at Burley Fields Livestock Center. This banquet is to award youth for their year of hard work and dedication to their livestock program and awards are given according to points tallied while attending KDA sponsored district shows, livestock expos, and the Kentucky State Fair.
     The KDA points program involves five species, dairy, beef, swine, sheep, and goat and points are earned for placing in the top ten at sponsored shows with added points given to champions. Youth exhibitors are also given points for showmanship, livestock judging, and skillathon contests.
     Christmas arrived early for many of the youth involved, especially those placing in the overall top ten in their divisions with thousands of dollars worth of show supplies awarded at the banquet. It needs to be clear that these awards are not gifts, they are earned from hard work and many miles traveling to all the shows. Several states offer points programs but few have free entries to district shows or even local county fairs plus our Kentucky youth are also provided with educational opportunities through livestock judging and skillathon clinics and contests.
     I am an advocate for livestock projects for the obvious reasons of teaching responsibility, animal husbandry, the rewards of hard work, and the science of nutrition, genetics, and animal health. However, my favorite aspect of livestock projects and the agriculture industry are the relationships built. This is obvious from the points banquet seeing families arrive and the kids running to meet their friends they haven't seen in several weeks or months. Hearing people say they knew they weren't getting any awards but were in attendance just to see friends is confirmation of the strength of friendships built across the state. My own family is blessed with so many life-long friends that we first met at livestock shows both in Kentucky and across the nation.
     Congratulations to all the youth recognized at the banquet with over 200 people in attendance. I'm not going to list all the winners but I have included the link to the KDA Show and Fair Promotion Facebook page which includes the photographs of winners. Two special awards were presented, each voted on by KDA Shows and Fairs staff.  Katie Jo Walker was the recipient of the 110% Award and Todd Yazell was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
     While the awards banquet recognizes the youth, the attendance at the shows would not be possible without parents, grandparents, family and friends helping to haul both livestock and kids to these events. If you are one of these lucky kids, be sure to thank your parents for their time and help with your projects.
     I am especially proud of our local Hart County youth that were in attendance and recognized for the following awards:

Destiny Byrd, Hardyville - 8th  Dairy Cow exhibited; 9th Dairy Showmanship; 6th Overall Dairy Exhibitor

Taylor Jeffries, Canmer - 5th Beef Heifer exhibited; 4th Top KY Proud Beef Heifer; 2nd Beef Cow/Calf; 5th Beef Showmanship; 3rd Overall Beef Exhibitor

Lily Jeffries, Canmer - 10th Overall Beef Exhibitor

Maribeth Scott, Munfordville - $500 Scholarship Recipient

MaKayla Jeffries, Horse Cave - $500 Scholarship Recipient
Buckner & Jeffrries Angus, Canmer - 2nd Kentucky Proud Beef Breeder

You can find all the photos taken by KDA Show and Fair Promotion at the following link https://www.facebook.com/Kentucky-Department-of-Agriculture-Show-and-Fair-Promotion-357866184325946/

    This post is also list on BarnScoop, the blog written by Wanda Quiggins.
 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

KDA Youth Livestock Points Banquet

     We are honored to host the 14th Annual Youth Livestock Points Banquet, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles, Commissioner. The banquet will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:00 Noon, CDT. 

     This is our second year to host this event and we look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating Kentucky's outstanding agriculture youth.


     Any youth that participated in a KDA District, Preview or Expo and their families are invited to attend. Please RSVP NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15 to Shawn Zollman, shawn.zollman@ky.gov or 502-782-4137. Cost: $10 per Adult, Youth are free.

  

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Book Your Fall Events and Christmas Parties Now

     Are you planning a family reunion, a  corporate retreat or Christmas party?  Burley Fields Livestock Center is is not just for livestock events! Our Meeting Hall is a 60' X 60' facility complete with handicapped accessible restrooms in a heated and cooled environment.
     Our catering kitchen offers a granite serving bar and commercial stainless steel sinks. This is perfect for large catered events or potluck family reunions as well as birthday parties.
     If you prefer to grill burgers, chops, or steaks, there is plenty of room for outdoor grilling and friendly games of corn hole with space for kids to play and quiet spots to visit with family and friends.
     We are prepared to help make your event a success, small or large, casual or formal, call us today  and book your event!




    

Thursday, March 23, 2017

4th Annual March Magic Jackpot Show - March 25, 2017

Beef exhibitors, mark your calendar now for the 4th Annual March Magic Jackpot Show, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Burley Fields Livestock Center!

***UPDATE**** The barn will be open at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 24 for early arrival. There will be additional prizes for showmanship, all divisions.

We will have concessions available on show day, both breakfast and lunch items!

We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

     Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! 2016 was a wonderful year for us and we were blessed to host more livestock events, including shows, sales, meetings, and parties. The best part of these events are the wonderful livestock families we meet and continue to call friends. If you are planning a production sale, youth regional or national show, or any other livestock event give us a call and make an appointment to tour the facility. Let us host your show, sale, corporate event, wedding, reunion or birthday party and help make 2017 your best year ever!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with our Christmas Bash!

We are hosting Christmas Bash on Saturday, November 26, from 9:00 AM to 3 PM. We are inviting area arts and crafts vendors as well as KY Proud producers and dealers to set up and sell at this event to support Small Business Saturday. We are not charging a fee for shoppers to enter. Make plans to shop with us in a rural setting on Small Business Saturday!

We have two barns available to vendors with the following booth options:

Meeting Hall, provide your own table:  $20.00
                     we provide table:            $30.00

Sale Pavilion, provide your own table:  $15.00
                     we provide table:            $20.00

The Meeting Hall is a heated/cooled facility with handicapped restroom facilities. The Sale Pavilion is an  enclosed facility but is not heated.

You can message us on our Facebook page Burley Fields Livestock Center or give us a call at 270-404-5303 for Ashley Thomas or 270-404-5301 for Wanda Quiggins to obtain a booth.