Glynn Tonsor to speak at Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 25

The role of stocker cattle in beef herd rebuilding, as well as production considerations and water use, are among topics planned for the 2014 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 25.
The day is designed to provide the latest practical information for producers to aid decision-making in the current dynamic beef industry environment.
The event starts with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. Tonsor is scheduled to speak at 10:30. A barbecue lunch is provided, and the day ends with an evening social, the “Cutting Bull’s Lament 2014” at 5:30 p.m. A panel of producers talking about nutrition issues and several other presentations are on the agenda.
·         Forward Planning Implications for Herd Rebuilding: Where Does the Stocker Segment Fit?
·         Producer Panel: Receiving and Growing Nutrition Philosophies
·         Stocker Parasite Control: A New Frontier
·         Management Strategy Response to the FDA Phase Out of Antibiotics
·         Breakout sessions include: Livestock Watering Options; Evaluating Environmental Impacts of Small Receiving/Growing Facilities; and Coccidiosis: The Robber Baron.
Posters that reflect K-State beef cattle research projects will be on display.
The fee to attend the Beef Stocker Field Day is $25 if paid by Sept. 15. More information and online registration is available at http://www.asi.k-state.edu/species/beef/research-and-extension/. After Sept. 15, attendees must pay at the event. Further information is available by contacting Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.
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