Ellsworth teen represents rock county cattlemen _ daily globe

Kruse, a sophomore at Adrian High School, has grown up in her family’s cow-calf operation northwest of Ellsworth, raising purebred registered Hereford cattle and showing them in both Rock County 4-H and the Minnesota Junior Hereford Association, as well as regional and statewide beef shows.

As a newly crowned co-ambassador for the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association, Kruse said she’s looking forward to promoting the beef industry and speaking up for the work of area beef producers.

The daughter of Kory and Michele Kruse, and older sister to twins Karly and Leah, age 12, Kruse has taken on an active role in the family’s beef business.

Chinese food restaurants that deliver near me Eyeing a possible career in veterinary medicine, she helps her dad choose breeding bulls through the American Hereford Association database, assists with artificial insemination of their heifers and has also dabbled in some embryo transplant work to further advance certain genetic traits in their herd.

The family has approximately 25 cows — calving began last month and will continue until about mid-March — and raises calves primarily for breeding stock, though Kruse and her sisters show several of them as well. Fast food restaurant coupons Depending on the market, they’ll either finish out the steers or sell them as calves.

While she enjoys working in cattle genetics, Kruse’s daily tasks on the farm include feeding her show heifers and steers, bedding down the animals and helping wherever she’s needed.

Her favorite chore is showing their beef animals. Healthy food restaurants near me Exhibiting them at the county fair since the third grade, Kruse also exhibits her show stock at the Minnesota Regional Hereford Show in Pipestone, the Minnesota Junior Livestock Show in Preston, the Minnesota Beef Expo in Falcon Heights and the Minnesota Junior Spring Classic in Austin.

“Since I raised them and then go show them and see what I ended up with, showing is my favorite,” Kruse said. Restaurants that deliver food near me The judges’ comments also give her and her family ideas on how they can improve their breeding stock.

“I know all of the cows out there and I could name all of them,” Kruse said. Food restaurants that deliver near me She can also cite the lineage of the cows and calves, noted her mother.

“I’m very active as a beef producer and I do a lot of things on the farm and I think I promote it really well,” she said. Chinese food restaurants that deliver “I’d like to make known what we are doing at the farm level and what we are doing for consumers.”

Through 4-H, Kruse has helped to educate consumers about the beef industry. Fast food restaurants open late near me Her project at the Rock County Fair last year focused on antibiotics in the beef industry. Fast food restaurants hiring near me It was a message she took to the Minnesota State Fair in the form of a presentation.

“We, as farmers, give shots to not go directly into the meat — it’s not harming the meat,” she said. Fast food restaurants close to me “The consumer is being told the incorrect way we’re doing it.”

Kruse also said because grocery stores and restaurants often promote Angus beef, consumers think Angus is the only type of beef they should eat. Best fast food restaurants in america Hereford beef is equally as good.

“It’s how they feed the animal, it’s not the breed that makes a difference (in taste),” Kruse said.

“New York Strip steak,” she said with a grin. Coupons fast food restaurants The cut is from the beef loin, and is a special treat she likes to order in a restaurant. Fast food restaurants in usa “If it’s cooked good, you don’t need any sauce.”

Kruse’s activities away from the farm include participation in Knowledge Bowl, volleyball, speech, 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society and band, jazz band, marching band and honor band. Fast food restaurants hiring She currently serves as president of the Livewires 4-H Club and is treasurer of the Rock County 4-H Federation. Soul food restaurants near me that deliver She serves on the general livestock judging teams in both 4-H and FFA and is also on the FFA’s dairy judging team.

Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. Fast food restaurants that deliver near me A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture journalism.

At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. Restaurant food cost percentage In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family.

Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.

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