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April 08, 2014
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Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Set for May 1

MOUND VALLEY, Kan. – Topics ranging from dried distillers grains to fescue to alfalfa and more will be covered at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 1 at the Mound Valley Community Center, located at 505 Hickory Street.

The field day, sponsored by K-State’s Southeast Agricultural Research Center, begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m.

In addition to presentations by K-State Research and Extension specialists, the field day offers displays by companies and organizations linked to the southeast Kansas beef cattle industry. Complimentary coffee, donuts and lunch will be served, thanks to numerous sponsors.

“This is an exciting time to be in the beef cattle business. We will be addressing topics that will enable producers to increase their efficiency of production and take advantage of record cattle prices to increase the profitability of their enterprise,” said Lyle Lomas, K-State animal scientist and head of the SEARC.

Presentations include: 

  • Alfalfa Weevil Control – Doug Shoup, K-State Southeast Area extension crops and soils specialist;
  • Fescue Variety Update – Joe Moyer, SEARC forage agronomist;
  • DDG Supplementation of Steers Grazing Tall Fescue – Lyle Lomas;
  • Nutrition for Development of Replacement Heifers – Jaymelynn Farney, SE Area extension beef specialist; and
  • Providing Distillers Grains to Grazing Stocker Cattle in Self-Fed Supplements – Dale Blasi, K-State beef cattle extension specialist.

An optional tour of the K-State Mound Valley Unit will be offered after lunch, weather permitting.

More information about the field day is available by calling 620-421-4826.


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
K-State Research & Extension News

Dr. Lyle Lomas – 620-421-4826