K-State Research and Extension News
April 18, 2013
Share  Email the story

Cattle Feeders College Planned May 9 in Scott City

SCOTT CITY, Kan. – Kansas State University will host its K-State Cattle Feeders College May 9 at the Scott County Fairgrounds William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City, Kan.

The educational event, focused on the cattle feeding industry, begins with registration at 5 p.m. and a sponsored dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The evening, which is free for the public to attend, features the “Top Hand Cattle Feeding Industry Employee Awards,” designed to recognize outstanding feedlot employees. Registration for the event and nominations (100 words or less) for the “Top Hand” awards are due by May 3 via email to Justin Waggoner, K-State Extension beef systems specialist at jwaggon@ksu.edu or by phone at 620-275-9164.

Presentations include an “Economic Outlook – The Current Feeder Situation; Indicators and Implications” by Glynn Tonsor, K-State extension agricultural economist.

Attendees can participate in either the Cattle Crew Session or the Mill and Maintenance Crew Session.

The Cattle Crew Session offers:

    • Trimming and Shoeing the Equine Foot (demonstration) – Vince Vesely, American Farriers Association examiner and certified journeyman farrier, Silver City, N.M.
    • Management of High Health Risk Cattle – Dan Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, Kan.

    The Mill and Maintenance Crew Session offers:
    • Feed Mixer Technology – Mark Cooksey, Roto-Mix LLC, Dodge City, Kan.
    • Truck Service and Maintenance – Mark Holderness, Dodge City International, Dodge City, Kan.
    More information about the event and how to submit nominations for the “Top Hand” awards is available.


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

Justin Waggoner – jwaggon@ksu.edu