K-State Research and Extension News
August 23, 2012
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K-State’s Beef Stocker Field Day Planned Sept. 27


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Management tips to help producers optimize their stocker operations are the focus of Kansas State University’s 2012 Beef Stocker Field Day, planned for Thursday, Sept. 27 in Manhattan.

The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, and the program starting at 10:15 a.m. The event, to be held at the KSU Beef Stocker Unit on West Marlatt Ave. includes posters, a barbeque brisket lunch, and prairie oysters and Dutch oven dessert after the program.

Several presentations are planned.

  • Cattle and Corn Market Outlook.
  • Producer Panel – Managing Around Fewer Cattle.
  • Bayer Research and Development Update for Stocker Cattle.
  • Antibiotic Classes and Uses for Stocker Operations.
  • Byproduct Utilization and Growing Cattle.
  • Breakout Sessions

- Pasture weed control

- Purchasing Commodity Feeds

- Why is he Dead? What a Necropsy Can Tell Us

The cost to attend Beef Stocker Field Day is $25 if paid by Sept. 15, or $35 at the door. Printable registration forms and online registration is available at Animal Sciences and Industry. More information is available by calling 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
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Dale Blasi is at 785-532-5427