The beef cattle outlook, early stocking strategies for optimized marketing and a panel discussion on how cover crops have helped producers improve their operations are among topics planned for the 2017 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 21.

The day is designed to provide the latest practical information for producers to aid decision making in the current dynamic beef industry environment.  “There will be applied information presented that attendees can apply to their operation,” says Dale Blasi, K-State Animal Sciences and Industry professor and extension specialist.

Hosted at the K-State Beef Stocker Unit (4330 Marlatt Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas), the event starts with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. A barbecue lunch is provided and the day ends with an evening social, the “Cutting Bull’s Lament 2017” at 5:30 p.m. Topics for this year’s agenda include:

  • Beef Cattle Outlook
  • Producer Panel: Implementing Cover Crops: How They Have Helped My Operation
  • Setting Up Calves for Success This Fall
  • A Different Intensive Early Stocking Strategy for Optimized Marketing Opportunities
  • Proper Dosing at the Chute
  • Why Vaccines Sometimes “Seem” to Fail
  • Stocker and Backgrounding Budgets
  • Cover Crop Decision Tool

Pre-registration fee for the Beef Stocker Field Day is $25 if paid by Sept. 15. More information and online registration is available at KSUbeef.org. After Sept. 15, attendees must pay at the event. For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.

 

Source: KSU Extension