K-State Research and Extension News
August 20, 2013
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K-State’s Beef Stocker Field Day is Sept. 26


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Presentations on beef stocker economics to environmental impact to cattle health and more are planned for Kansas State University’s 2013 Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept. 26.

The day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. at K-State’s Beef Stocker Unit located on West Marlatt Ave. on the west side of Manhattan. 

The program features industry and university speakers from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as a producer panel discussion. Presentations include:

  • The 30,000-Foot View: What’s in Store for the Stocker Program;
  • How Can Your Stocker Operation Fit;
  • Receiving Health Programs – Are They the Same as Five Years Ago;
  • Environmental Impacts on Beef Stocker Health and Wellness;
  • Carry-Over Effects of Stocker Cattle Systems on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics; and
  • Producer Panel: Do Flint Hills Stocking Rates Still Apply?

The fee to attend, which includes all presentations, a barbecue brisket lunch and the Cutting Bull’s Lament, featuring prairie oysters and Call Hall ice cream to wrap up the day, is $25 if paid by Sept. 15 or $35 if paid at the door. More information, including online registration, is available at Upcoming Beef Events. More information is also available by contacting Lois Schreiner at lschrein@ksu.edu or 785-532-1267.

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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
mlpeter@ksu.edu
K-State Research & Extension News

Lois Schreiner – 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu