Live-animal demos, hands-on use of animal ID equipment, a review of available technologies, and costing a system are areas of coverage in a pair of "Electronic Beef ID Crash Course" programs planned at Kansas State University (KSU) this summer. KSU Extension beef specialist Dale Blasi says the programs, each aimed at different audiences, are a follow-up to the KSU Beef ID Academy programs of summer 2004.

With both programs to be staged in the KSU Stocker Unit facility outside Manhattan, the June 21-22 program is aimed at operators of feed yards, sale barns and stocker-grower operations. The second program, set for July 19-20, is aimed specifically at cow-calf producers and veterinarians. Space is limited to 100 attendees in each session.

For more info, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu. -- Joe Roybal