Few organized cattle associations have existed in Kentucky as long as Central Kentucky Angus Association, which will be marking its 50th anniversary on Saturday.
“It marks 50 years to the date of the first sale,” said Tim Dievert, who manages the sales and is a member of the association.
His father, Floyd Dievert, was a member of the Boyle County Angus Association, from which the CKAA formed. BCAA had its first heifer calf sale on Nov. 3, 1962. It changed to CKAA¿shortly after that first sale.
In the 50 years since then, CKAA¿has held 194 sales. Saturday’s event will be the largest the organization has had in years, Tim Dievert says.
“The length of time ... that’s a lot of cattle that have changed ownership in those events and I think that’s indicative that it’s something that’s good for the buyer and the seller. It’s passed the test of time.” he said.
Members come from all over the state, but most reside within a 10-county area, starting with Boyle and Garrard and extending to the counties that border them.
“Cattle breeders in Kentucky are made up of herds small in number, not more than 20 to 30 cows. Association sales like this, give the breeder, who doesn’t have enough cattle of their own a chance to pool their efforts with others and make a good sale offering,”¿Dievert said, speaking of some of the perks for selling in a show like this.
According to CKAA rules, members are the only ones allowed to show in the sale; however, membership is not required to attend or purchase at the show, held at the CKAA¿Sales Pavilion on Fork Church Road in Garrard County
For more information about the show or the CKAA, contact Dievert at email@example.com or (859) 236-4591.