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Photos from KLA

Here are some photos from the KLA (Kansas Livestock Association) conference in Wichita. Attending from Roto Mix is Mark Cooksey, Sandie Bonsall, Dan LaTourell, Ben Neier and Wally Stimpert.

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Construction Continues

Good afternoon!

Our expansion project is underway in Dodge City. Crews are out working this week on the east side of the parking lot.

Here’s a previous blog post about the project.

Here are some photos.

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Youth Sports Update


Fifth/Sixth grade team – Front row: Colton Ede, Trace Tasset, Isaac Melendez, Skyler Kolbeck,and Isaac Mettling
Second row: Kenny Zimmerman, Nathan Sprott, Carson Rich, Chaten Tasset, and Tanner Miller
Coaches: Shawn Rich, Ken Miller, and Doug Zimmerman

The final regular season tackle football games were played Saturday, Oct. 5, at Lancer field against the Coyotes from Kinsley. These teams have worked hard all season and have improved each and every week. They are sponsored by Kansas City Power and Light, Roto-Mix, and Right Co-op.

For as hot as it was the first game of the season, it was equally cool for the last game of the season, but Spearville still had a good turnout of supporters on hand to watch the action. A big thanks to the Spearville Cheerleaders who cheered with the Little Lancer cheerleaders at the game!

The third and fourth grade team played first. They took an early lead and kept going winning by a final score of 34-18. This brought their record to 2-3 for the season. They will play their Super Saturday tournament Oct. 12 in Jetmore. Kick-off will be at noon against the South Central Timberwolves.

The fifth and sixth grade team had an exciting game. The score was tied 16-16 at halftime. The second half went back and forth with it being tied 22-22 with 3 minutes to go. Spearville scored making the score 28-22, but failed to convert the 2-point conversion. Kinsley took over and ran down the field to a quick touchdown and 2-point conversion, making the score 28-30 in favor of the coyotes. Spearville wasn’t finished, however, and went back down the field scoring the winning touchdown with only seconds left in the game.

Final score: Spearville 34, Kinsley 30.

In volleyball action, all of our youth teams played in Dodge again this week. We had an even win-loss record overall—Spearville fourth and sixth graders came out on top, while the third and fifth graders had some tough luck. The girls continue to practice hard and have fun.

In non-competitive action, our flag football teams and K-2 volleyball team also played this weekend. They are continuing to improve their skill level for the coming years.

Lancer Wins

On Saturday, Sept. 28 the Spearville Youth Football teams traveled to Montezuma to play their final away game of the regular season. The third and fourth grade team has been practicing hard all season and it paid off this week as they got their first win, coming out on top over the South Gray team by a score of 24-8.

The fifth and sixth grade boys continued the day’s winning streak and prevailed over South Gray 42-12. These teams are sponsored by Roto-Mix, Right Co-op and Kansas City Power and Light.  Next week will be the final home game for these teams. The third and fourth grade team will kick-off at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the fifth and sixth grade game. Come out and watch these boys in action.




Flag football continued play in Dodge this weekend.  These boys are having fun learning the game of football.  Their coaches are Scott Werner, Steve Sites, Brad Ackerman and Bill Hornung.

Youth volleyball opened play in Dodge City as well on Saturday, and it was a great day for the Lancer girls.  Spearville has five volleyball teams playing in Dodge this year.  The kindergarten through second grade team is coached by Kendee Foos, Tonya Hubbell and Heidy Ackerman. This level does not keep score, but is focused on teaching the girls the fundamentals of the game.

Coaching the third grade team is Karla Gleason and Sarah Stegman. Saturday was the first volleyball game for this group of girls. Although they did not win according to the scoreboard, they learned a great deal and will be ready next week. The fourth grade team is coached by Megan Stein and Lorie Stein. The fourth graders, now volleyball veterans, won their game in two matches.

The fifth grade team followed their lead and won their game as well. They are coached by Lindsey Heskamp and Chesna Ratzlaff. Two games were played by the sixth grade team and they won both of them. The sixth grade team is also coached by Karla Gleason and Sarah Stegman. Great job to all of our volleyball teams and good luck next week!

Little Lancer Football

Good afternoon!

Roto-Mix is proudly sponsoring third through sixth grade fall youth recreation football.

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Third and fourth grade team
Front row: Hadley Fisher, Jarrett Kliesen, Owen McGee, Tessa Kuker, Cole Schulte, and Austin Schulte. Back row: Gabe Johnson, Gavin Schneweis, Kolten Bennett, Logan Hubbell, Josiah Mettling and Ryan McGregor. Coaches: Randy Mettling, Kyle Schulte and Troy Fisher.

The Spearville Lancer football team ran into some bad luck Saturday, Sept. 21 as they traveled to Greensburg to take on the Kiowa County Mavericks.  The third and fourth grade team lost 6-0, putting up a great defensive battle. The fifth and sixth graders lost 40-6.

Next week will be the final away game for the Lancers as they travel to Montezuma to take on the South Gray Rebels.

Here’s a couple of newspaper articles about the team!

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Flag football opened play Saturday at the Dodge City YMCA. Spearville has two teams of combined kindergarten through second graders. The Spearville Thunder is coached by Brad Ackerman and Bill Hornung  and the Spearville Lightning is coached by Scott Werner and Steve Sites.

Official scoring is not kept in this league, but all indications were that our boys played well and had a great deal of fun!

Farm Progress Show

Good afternoon!

We just wanted to let everyone know that we’re at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. this week.

The show ends tomorrow, so stop by!

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Feeding Quality Forum

Agriculture is a game of ups and downs. A long-running joke in ag circles is that any time states pass laws banning gambling it means they’ll have to stop farming.

But, all jokes aside, leaders in the cattle feeding industry are looking to the future with optimism. That’s why, when over 100 members of the livestock industry gathered in Garden City on Thursday for a Roto-Mix sponsored feeding forum, the brightness of the future was a key topic.

“We at Roto-Mix are very, very optimistic about where the industry is heading,” said Roto-Mix President Mike Hilderbrand, who emceed the event. “While other industries are struggling, we’re expanding.”

Speakers at the event included Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company; Gaylen Erickson, Feedlot Extension Specialist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Derrell Peel, Livestock Marketing Economist at Oklahoma State University; several feedlot managers; and Temple Grandin, professor at Colorado State University.

At the Feeding Quality Forum in Omaha on Tuesday, Janet Riley, Senior V.P., public affairs, American Meat Institute, also spoke.

The lunch featured the Certified Angus Beef brand and honored David Bechtol, DVM, the 2013 Industry Achievement Award winner.

Farm Shows This Week

Good afternoon!

Roto-Mix is attending two farm shows this week.

We’ll be at Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, N.Y. and at Farmfest in Redwood County., Minn. Both shows run Aug. 6-8.

If you’re planning on attending these shows, stop by the Roto-Mix display to talk about feed mixers!


We’re getting ready for Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

More WindDawgs Photos

Good morning!

Here are some more photos of the Spearville WindDawgs, a baseball team in southwest Kansas that Roto-Mix and other businesses sponsored over the summer.

First Place

Good afternoon!

Brady Moy.

Brady Moy.

Here’s an update from Brady Moy, Roto-Mix’s North East Regional Manager, about his recent bass fishing tournament:

At the tournament this weekend at Oneida Lake (in New York) I finished in first place with a two-day total of over 30 lbs of bass. This is my first win of the year. I will be looking forward to the next tournament on Saratoga Lake on July 20. My year-end goal is to win Bassman of the Year Honors for Albany Area Bassmasters and also secure a place in NYS Club team championship in 2014- the gateway to the Bassmasters Classic.