Russian delegation tours county?s Cow Camp Beef

TourThe bus carrying a group of about 20 Russian farm managers and government officials rolls through the Cow Camp Feed Yard west of Ramona Friday afternoon as part of a three-day visit to the Sunflower State hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture marketing team. The group, representing the Kalmykia Republic, Samara and Lenningrad regions, visited seven commercial and purebred cattle ranches in central and eastern Kansas to view production practices as well as identify potential U.S. livestock genetics for future export. Cow Camp Ranch, owned and operated by Kent, Mark, Tracy and Nolan Brunner and located 2 miles northwest of Lost Springs, was the first stop on the tour. With the temperature hovering between 15 and 20 degrees, the delegation stayed in the bus as it drove slowly past multiple Cow Campcattle pens, then headed west about 7 miles to the Cow Camp Feed Yard for a similar roll-through tour. The other operations on the itinerary were: Oleen Bros., Dwight; Fink Beef Genetics, Randolph; Lyons Angus Ranch, Manhattan; Mushrush Red Angus, Strong City; Mill Creek Ranch, Alma; and New Haven Angus, Leavenworth.

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