by Henry Kempfer
November is the month of Thanksgiving, and we in the agriculture community have so many things to be thankful for. Sometimes, we take for granted how blessed we are to have the privilege to work outside most every day, doing the things we enjoy. It’s always nice to wake up and look forward to a good day’s work. The fact that we are experiencing record high cattle prices sure doesn’t seem to hurt, but I can’t say that I love it anymore now than I did when we were selling 500 lb steers for $.54 in the 90′s.
I really appreciate our members volunteering to make our past few events very successful. This years heifer sale averaged $1000 over last year’s sale. Thanks to all of the buyers and consignors who participated. I had a great time at the Ranch Rodeo Finals and Heritage day held in Kissimmee, there was plenty of good food and fellowship. All aspects of the rodeo were a huge success. I also had the privilege to present the Honorary Team Captain awards to Persian Platt, Willard Redditt, and Woody Tilton. These three men have devoted many hours of behind the scenes leadership to Florida’s cattle industry. These men certainly deserve our appreciation.
November 11th is Veteran’s day, and we definitely need to be thankful for all the men and women of our armed forces who have fought to protect our freedom. Let’s remember them and show our gratitude, not just on Veteran’s day, but every day.
I hope you all get to enjoy this year’s thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends.
Give thanks to The Lord, for he is good