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Calendars and books commemorating the beef industry are available for last-minute shoppers.
Looking for that last-minute gift or something to decorate the ranch office? Various organizationsare offering beautiful photo books and 2013 calendars:
Ken Eng’s 2013 calendar, entitled “Flaws,” is available for $10 by calling 210-979-0698 or 210-979-0631. “Flaws” is Eng’s eighth and final calendar, with the proceeds going to the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation, which Eng established in 2012 in honor of his late wife Caroline. “Flaws” chronicles changes in the beef industry and is partly a retrospective of Eng’s 50 years as a professional nutritional consultant. Each calendar page includes an original Eng poem and cartoons.
An icon of the cattle feeding industry, Eng is a pioneering nutritional consultant who helped develop, define and refine modern cattle feeding. In addition to his professional pursuits, Eng is a prolific cowboy poet, and his creative handiwork has appeared in eight books and an annual calendar.
All proceeds of his published works go to the Eng Foundation, which has distributed more than $600,000 to university research programs mostly focused on semi-confined production of beef cows, plus methods of improving beef cow efficiency and profitability.