KSU's Annual Stocker Field Day is Sept. 26 and will cover economics, animal health and environmental impacts of stocker cattle.
Presentations running the gamut from beef stocker cattle economics to cattle health and environmental impact make up the fare for Kansas State University’s (KSU) Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept. 26.
The program begins with 9:30 a.m. registration, followed by the program at 10:15 a.m. on the grounds of the KSU Beef Stocker Unit located on West Marlatt Ave. on Manhattan's west side. The program features industry and university speakers from three states - Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas, in addition to a producer panel discussion on Flint Hills stocking rates. Here's the program.
• 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?
Registration is $25 if paid by Sept. 15, or $35 at the door. That covers 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. More information, including online registration, is available at www.KSUbeef.org, or by contacting Lois Schreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-1267.