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August 27, 2013

KSU Beef Stocker Field Day slated 9/26

Parsons, Kansas — Presentations on beef stocker economics to environmental impact to cattle health and more are planned for Kansas State University’s 2013 Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept. 26.

The day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. at K-State’s Beef Stocker Unit located on West Marlatt Ave. on the west side of Manhattan.  

The program features industry and university speakers from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as a producer panel discussion. Presentations include:

•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.

•Producer Panel: Do Flint Hills Stocking Rates Still Apply?

The fee to attend, which includes 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, is $25 if paid by Sept. 15 or $35 if paid at the door. More information, including online registration, is available at www.KSUbeef.org. More information is also available by contacting Lois Schreiner at lschrein@ksu.edu or 785-532-1267. £

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