One thing for sure is with living in Michigan we always have something to talk about, the weather! Wow what an interesting year it has been, a wet cold spring and a long prolonged wet fall! Needless to say, there has been lots of struggles from getting row crops planted, hay cut this spring, keeping cows/calves out of the mud and crop harvest this fall.

A big thanks to Heather Breasbois and Robin Riker for all their hard work and dedication with being junior advisors. The growth and enthusiasm with the juniors is great to see!

Our Fall Spectacular Show in October continues to grow every year. Thank you to everyone that helped putting this all together and the exhibitors for making it a great success.

Please note, our annual MHA business meeting will be March 14, 2020 starting at 11:00 am @ Agro Liquid meeting facility St. Johns. This is a great facility and also centrally located for membership convenience. See enclosed information.

Plans are currently being made for Michigan Beef Expo, April 3-4, 2020. Consider this as an opportunity of showcasing your cattle and a marketing option. Consignor requirements and entry forms are enclosed in this newsletter. Entry forms are due to MHA on January 15, 2020. High resolution pictures only, no phone pictures can be used. If you have any questions regarding Beef Expo call/text me @ 616-437-3338 or e-mail @

As always, the MHA board always welcomes your comments and suggestions to improve our association.

We can’t change yesterday, but we can make a difference today and tomorrow.

Have a blessed holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Regards, Jim Steketee