The devastating wildfire in southwestern Kansas caused unprecedented destruction. Now community members are coming together to help each other rebuild – and finding hope arrives at unexpected times. Steve Hazen barely escaped the blaze, but as he and his wife Kelly explained a few days later, letters from school children gave them brand-new reasons to smile.

A. J. Tarpoff, K-State beef veterinarian, looks at covering the nutritional needs of orphaned calves and dealing with longer-term health problems incurred by cows and bulls which survived last week’s wildfires.

Walt Fick, K-State rangeland specialist, talks about likely regrowth on burned acres and stocking rate adjustments that producers should consider for long-term recovery of those grasslands.

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Source: K-State Research and Extension News