MFGC 2017 Conference Guest Speaker ~ Mike Kasten

Mike Kasten is currently running the Quality Beef Program at Square B Ranch in Warsaw Missouri and his own ranching operation in Millersville Missouri.  He has been a lifelong commercial cattle producer.  He has focused on producing high quality, white table cloth beef for the last 43 years.  This has been achieved largely by the extensive use of AI, performance records, retained ownership and a lot of data collection.  Mike has served as the founding President of the Show-Me-Select Heifer Corporation and past President of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.  He has been on the Missouri Beef Industry Council and the NCBA Board of Directors.   Mike was an Animal Science Major at the University of Missouri where he was on the livestock judging team.  Mike is a member ALOT class three.  Mike has been awarded the CAB Commitment to Excellence Award, the BIF Commercial Cattlemen of the Year Award, and the Missouri Angus Association Commercial Producer of the Year award and won numerous carcass quality contest awards.  

Mike has been married to his wife Priscilla for twenty five years and has two daughters, Caroline and Drew.  Mike and his family live in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and their ranch is twenty minutes west of Cape in Millersville Missouri.