Summer is right around the corner. In southwest Kansas, that means that Beef Empire Days is coming up!
Beef Empire Days is a celebration of the beef industry in Garden City, Kansas. There are numerous events that take place from May 17 through June 30. (For a complete schedule, here’s the Beef Empire Days website.)
Roto-Mix is a proud sponsor of Beef Empire Days. Each year, the Roto-Mix Cattlemen’s Steak Cookout feeds a crowd of hundreds at the Finney County Fairgrounds. (Read a story about last year’s cookout from The Garden City Telegram here: http://tinyurl.com/becyvvr)
This year, the cookout is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. June 4 at the Finney County Fairgrounds.
Mike Hilderbrand, Roto-Mix president, said last year’s cookout served around 850 steaks. The event is free to the public and takes place during the Merck Animal Health Live Show.
This is the 14th year in a row that Roto-Mix has sponsored the event.
If you’re around southwest Kansas the first week of June, come on out to Beef Empire Days. And enjoy the steak!
Roto-Mix is in the Dodge City (Kan.) Daily Globe today.
Here’s the story:
And here’s a link to the online version of the story: http://tinyurl.com/dyeorlr
Most of the teams at this weekends tournament cancelled out. The Roto-Mix-sponsored Winddawgs ended up playing the Amarillo Roughnecks in a double header on Saturday, April 27.
The first game Amarillo beat the Winddawgs with a score of 2-0.
The second game the Winddawgs won with a score of 8-7.
The second game ended in a wild bottom of the 6′th inning. The Dawgs were the home team and up to bat. We were behind 5-7 with one out. We had bases loaded with Alex on third, Levi on second, Hector on first and Wyatt batting. On a wild pitch Alex stole home then on a error thow from their catcher to the pitcher at home Levi and Hector stole home giving us the winning runs. We’ll probably never see an ending like that again.
On Sunday, April 28 we played another Amarillo team (Amarillo Vandals) just for the sake of playing.
The Winddawgs ended up losing this game with a score of 11-2
Our next tournament is on 5/18 & 5/19 in Dodge City.
- Hays, Kan.
- Larned, Kan.
- Perryton, Texas
- Lamar, Colo.
They won their first game 12-0 in 3 innings against Larned. Nine different people scored, 7 different kids with RBIs. Bailey Sites pitched the 3 inning game.
The Winddawgs lost their second game against Lamar 1-12 in four innings. Hector and Dalton pitched this game.
They won their third game 4-3 against Perryton, Texas. Jordan and Alex pitched this game.
The Windawgs finished the tournament with third place. The coaches and parents are all very proud of the kids and excited about the rest of the season.
The Spearville Winddawgs played in a two-day tournament this past weekend in Hays, Kan. It was an HBA Tournament with six different teams.
The teams included:
- Hays Braves
- Lexington Dirt Devils
- SW Hitters
- Goodland Grizzlies
- Spearville Winddawgs
Roto-Mix is a proud sponsor of the Winddawgs. Daulton Warden, #17, is the grandson of Roto-Mix employee Evelyn Wilson.
On Saturday, April 20, the Winddawgs played the Hays Braves and won 9-5. The Winddawgs then played the Lexington Dirt Devils and won that game 9-7.
On Sunday, April 21, the Winddawgs played the SW Hitters and won 8-7.
Then the championship game was last. The Winddawgs played the Hays Braves again and lost in a heart breaker, 12-2.
The Winddawgs finished the weekend with 3 wins and 1 loss, to take second place overall.
The next tournament is in Dodge City on April 27-28.
We just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day.
Many thanks to the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association for sharing the photo on its Facebook page.
The new VX Series Single Auger Vertical Mixers by Roto-Mix, offer the small to medium sized dairies, cow/calf and heifer operations an efficient, durable, feed mixer that delivers a high quality TMR at an affordable price. Three models to choose from, the VX-315, VX-415 and VX-515 provide capacities in 300, 400 and 500 cubic feet respectively and are all under 100 inches in height.
This low profile mixer series enables nearly all types of loaders, even skid steers, to load feed without clearance concerns. The low loading height and very stable, low center of gravity make this vertical mixer one of the most versatile available. Your choice of right or left side discharge is a standard along with a side bolt-on conveyor option to allow for easy bunk feeding. A flow regulator plate enables the operator to optimize the flow of feed inside the mixer.
The single auger is powered by a reliable, low maintenance pto driven, planetary gearbox. An innovative design by Roto-Mix engineers are new “wing kickers” located at the bottom of the augers to force the last part of the ration out, resulting in excellent clean-out. Options include a hay chain ring that reduces spillage of larger loads, round and square bales. Knife options are available for processing hay and other rations. For feeders who want more capacity, Roto-Mix offers rubber extenders to add those crucial extra cubic feet. Dual truck tires on the trailer are also offered as an option for mud and snow. Available this summer, dealers are currently taking orders.
For more information on this new product and the entire Roto-Mix line of vertical and rotary feed mixers, contact us at 620-225-1142 or at http://www.rotomix.com.
The 2013 Roto-Mix National Dealer Meeting was held March 16-19 in historic Dodge City, Kansas, where the exclusive preview of several new products were demonstrated to the many dealers who attended from across the country including some from Canada, Mexico and Japan.
The event was well scheduled with dealer training, research results, product information and finished with an awards banquet where the Roto-Mix 2012 Dealer Of The Year was awarded to Ag Equipment, Inc. of Caldwell, Idaho. Todd and Kimi Smith received the award from company President, Mike Hilderbrand and General Manager, Kevin Zahrt. Regional Sales Excellence Awards were given to the following dealerships: SS Equipment with eleven stores in Oregon and Washington of the northwest region; Bill’s Volume Sales with three stores in Nebraska and Colorado of the high plains region; Lytton Farm Equipment, Lytton, Iowa, of the midwest region; Empire Tractor with five stores in western and central New York of the northeast region; and Walnut Grove Auction Sales, Inc. of Roebuck, South Carolina, of the southeast region.
Activities began Saturday night with an informal reception followed by an evening of excitement as Roto-Mix, again, was host to Championship Bull Riding at the United Wireless Arena. The Roto-Mix CBR Dodge City Shoot-Out featured some of the best bull riders in the world and will be televised nationwide at a later date on Fox Sports.
After a plant tour on Sunday, the two-day main meeting started Monday morning at the Magouirk Conference Center beginning with an informative business meeting. Dealers and company staff reviewed results of a recent dealer survey, updates on company strategy and a customer-driven, new product development process was reviewed. A dealer advisory council was appointed and met for the first time. The council elected as their chairman, Bill Pullen of Bill’s Volume Sales, a feed mixer dealer with 50 years experience. Several training seminars were conducted and valuable dealer perspectives were received.
For several decades, Roto-Mix has been a leader in the manufacture of livestock mixing and feeding equipment, compost mixing equipment and manure spreaders. The company was founded in Dodge City, Kansas, and has a history of leadership and innovation. As a major livestock mixer and feeder equipment manufacturer, Roto-Mix, LLC has multiple manufacturing facilities as well as retail locations with more than 150 dealers providing local sales and service in the U.S. and sales in more than 35 international markets.