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 starts 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. The presentations include:

  • Buying and Selling Right — Kevin Dhuyvetter, agricultural economist, K-State Research and Extension
  • Panel: Partnering with Feedlots – Who Brings What to the Table? — Jerry Bohn, Pratt Feeders; Dan Dorn, DecaturCountyFeed Yard; Jim Reeves, JMR Cattle Co.
  • Thinking Outside the Shots — Dan Thomson, K-State College 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,
  • Chanute, Kan.
  • Producing Value-Added Cattle — Brian Bertelson, U.S. Premium Beef
  • Weed and Woody Plant Control in Pastures — Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension and
  • 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 bovine viral diarrhea virus, and recordkeeping 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