MANHATTAN, Kan. – For some, it’s the chance to talk to beef researchers and specialists, face-to-face. For others, it’s the camaraderie and food, not to mention the Legacy Sale. And for many, it’s to hear about the latest research and best practices related to cattle production. For those reasons and more, Kansas cattle producers are again invited to gather in Manhattan – this time for the 100th anniversary of Kansas State University’s Cattlemen’s Day on March 1.
Over the years, Cattlemen’s Day attendees have been among the first to hear groundbreaking information on a myriad of topics, including pasture burning, germ plasm, estrus synchronization and crossbreeding.
Presentations this year represent the latest information on such issues as passing the farm to the next generation; using ammoniation to stretch forage supplies; the short- and long-term cattle market outlook; beef selection systems; heifer development and more.
Highlights include a presentation by longtime U.S. Premium Beef chief executive officer, Steve Hunt. Hunt’s presentation, “Designing Meats and Meals,” will be the first in the Henry C. Gardiner Lecture Series, established to honor Gardiner, a pioneer in beef genetics and founder of Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kan.
In addition, the Stanley Stout Center will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m., prior to the Legacy Sale that begins at 4 p.m. The center honors famed auctioneer and Kansas native, Stanley Stout. This year’s Legacy Sale offers 80 Angus, Hereford SimAngus and Simmental bulls, six show heifer prospects, 30 bred females and six registered quarter horses.
More information and online registration is available at www.asi.ksu.edu/cattlemensday.