The Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center will host its Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 7 at the center´s Mound Valley Unit.

The site is 2-1/2 miles west of Mound Valley on U.S. Highway 160 (formerly K-96), then 1/4 mile south on Elk Road.

The event will begin with registration, including complimentary coffee and donuts, at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9 a.m. Presentation topics and K-State Research and Extension speakers will include:

•Mineral Supplementation of Grazing Beef Cattle—Justin Waggoner, livestock specialist;

•Bermudagrass Variety Selection—Joe Moyer, forage agronomist;

•Factors Affecting Market Value of Feeder Cattle—Karl Harborth, livestock specialist;

•Pasture Weed and Brush Control Update—Doug Shoup, crops and soils specialist; and

•Evaluation of Hay Storage Systems—Lyle Lomas, animal scientist and head of K-State´s Southeast Agricultural Research Center.

Numerous companies will have displays, with company representatives on hand to answer questions about their products. The companies also will sponsor lunch at the field day.

Further information is available by contacting K-State´s Southeast Agricultural Research at 620-421-4826.

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