Make plans to attend the first ever Stock Growers Field Day on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019.  The event will be highlighted by a market outlook from CattleFax and by a presentation on increasing production efficiency from the well-known reproductive physiologist, Dr. Rick Funston.  The field day, held in Beloit, Kansas, will be a collaboration from K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Livestock Association, and the Kansas Bull Test. 

            Barrett Simon, Livestock Agent for K-State Research and Extension, believes this will give producers a better chance to not only hear from industry leaders, but to also take part in conversation with one another.  Simon says that the field day is an effort to bring industry experts right to North Central Kansas, noting that often times events of this caliber are held in places like Wichita, Manhattan, or Dodge City. 

            In addition to the speakers, the program will offer breakout sessions where attendees can pick and choose which topics apply to them.  This years topics will be a cover crop producer panel, summer stock water considerations with state specialist, Ron Graber, and extension beef veterinarian, A.J. Tarpoff, as well as a session on how commercial cattlemen can utilize EPD’s & genomics more effectively with Kelli Retallik of Angus Genetics Inc.  More than thirty agricultural businesses will be on hand in the trade show and bulls from the Kansas Bull Test will be available for viewing throughout the afternoon.

RSVP today to make sure you get a plate at the brisket supper and industry social that evening.  Cost to attend is $15.  For more information, or to register, visit www.postrock.ksu.edu.  This event has been generously sponsored by Merck Animal Health, Anipro / Xtraformance Feeds, the Guaranty State Bank, GENEX, Rawhide Portable Corral, and Superior Livestock rep, Dan Hueser.  Further questions can be directed to Barrett Simon at (785)378-3174 or barrett8@ksu.edu