Key findings of the National Stocker Survey, recently completed by BEEF magazine and 12 land-grant universities, is among the highlights of the K-State Beef Stocker Field Day, Oct. 2.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:15 a.m. at Kansas State University’s (KSU) Beef Stocker Unit, located west of Manhattan on west Marlatt Ave.

The event, designed to give producers the latest practical info to help them adapt to recent significant changes in the beef industry, features:

  • Wes Ishmael, BEEF magazine, “Key Findings From the National Stocker Survey,” and
  • Denny Hausmann, Alpharma Animal Health, "Current Concepts in Medicated Feed Additives."
In addition, KSU Extension researchers and specialists will discuss:
  • New realities of conducting business in the stocker segment.
  • What’s the importance of temperature in diagnosing sickness.
  • Making rational choices for stocker therapy.
  • Use of byproducts for exploiting efficient performance.
  • The implications of heavier cattle being fed for shorter days.
  • A visual tour of the progression of pneumonia.
  • Proper injection considerations for quality beef assurance.
  • How much do cutting bulls really cost?
Info also will be available regarding ultrasound applications for earlier detection of quality cattle, the latest innovation in data collection and scale head technology; and cattle handling facilities.

Early registration is $25 if paid by Sept. 15. For more info or to register, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu; or visit www.ksubeef.org.