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December 21, 2012
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K-State to Host 4-State Beef Conference Jan. 29 in Wamego and Seneca

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension will host the 4-State Beef Conference at two Kansas locations on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The conference, set for 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., will be held in Wamego at the Wamego Senior Center, 502 Ash St., and in Seneca at the Community Building, 1500 Community Drive.

The conference is designed to give those with an interest in beef cattle in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri a regular update on cow-calf and stocker topics. Sessions will also be held in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. An evening meal is included in the cost of the $20 registration.

Three topics to be covered at each location are the same, although some speakers will be different. They include:

• Genetic Improvement of Beef Cattle Feed Efficiency – Bob Weaber, K-State cow-calf extension specialist (Wamego) and a representative of the U.S. Consortium for the Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle (Seneca).

• Engaging Consumers in a Beef Conversation – Daren Williams, executive director of communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (both locations).

• Beef Industry Update and Outlook – Todd Kalous, market analyst, CattleFax (both locations).

• Saving that Precious Hay – Amy Bandel, veterinarian, Mill Creek Veterinary Services (Wamego) and Jody Holthaus, Meadowlark District livestock and natural resources extension agent (Seneca).

Attendees are asked to pre-register by Friday, Jan. 25 to ensure an adequate number of meals and copies of conference proceedings. For more information or to register for the Wamego site, contact Karaline Mayer at 785-765-3821 or kamayer@ksu.edu or Austin Sexten at 785-457-3319 or ajsexten@ksu.edu. For more information or to register for the Seneca site, contact Jody Holthaus at 785-364-4125 or jholthau@ksu.edu

More information about the 4-State Beef Conference is available at Upcoming Beef Events. Additional information, including details regarding conference sites in other states, is available at 4-State Beef Conference. The conference is coordinated by specialists at four land grant universities: Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska and Iowa State University.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
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Dr. Bob Weaber – 785-532-1460 or bweaber@ksu.edu