Kansas StateUniversity will host its Beef Stocker Field Day Thursday, Sept. 24 at the university’s Beef Stocker Unit located on

west Manhattan Ave.
in Manhattan. The day begins with coffee and registration at 9:30 a.m. and the program starting at 10:15 a.m. The program will include a mix of speakers from K-State Research and Extension, as well as beef producers, cattle feeders, agricultural lenders and beef processors. They include:

• Buying and Selling Right – Kevin Dhuyvetter, agricultural economist – K-State Research and Extension;

• Panel: Partnering with Feedlots – WhoBrings What to the Table? Jerry Bohn, Pratt Feeders, Dan Dorn, Decatur County Feed Yard, Jim Reeves, JMR Cattle Co.

• Thinking Outside the Shots – Dan Thomson, K-StateCollege of Veterinary Medicine;

• Panel: Negotiating Custom Grazing Arrangements Mike Collinge, Hamilton Kan., Tim Miser, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.. Alan Hess, Alma, Kan.

• Cattle Financing in a Tight Credit Market – Gary Cotterill, Community National Bank,


• Producing Value-Added Cattle – Brian Bertelson, U.S. Premium Beef;

• Weed and Woody Plant Control in Pastures – Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension;


• Utilization of Byproducts on Pasture – Lyle Lomas, K-State Research and Extension

In addition, technological and scientific innovations and applications available from commercial vendors and the K-State Diagnostics Lab will be highlighted during the day, including cattle handling facilities; persistently infected (PI) bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV); and record-keeping systems.

The field day includes a catered barbecue brisket lunch and to wrap up the day, Moly Manufacturing will sponsor the “Cutting Bull’s Lament” – a Prairie Oyster Fry, Pitchfork Fondue and Dutch Oven Desserts.

More information and a registration brochure are available from K-State

Or  contact Lois Schreiner at (785) 532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu