K-State Beef Roundup slated for Hays Research Center April 16
Kansas State University's 2009 Beef Roundup at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays will be April 16.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the program will start at 10:30 a.m., in the ARCH arena at the center's feedlot. A hosted lunch will divide the program at 12:15 p.m., in the ARCH auditorium. Presentations will follow from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., concluding with the featured presentation--"Raising Beef for a First-World Country: Science, Politics, and the Media"--presented by Daniel Thomson.
Thomson is on faculty in the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Sciences. He has earned both PhD and DVM degrees. In addition to his teaching and research duties, he is director of the Feedlot Production Management Certificate Program's Feedlot and Stocker Production Medicine.
"We will be highlighting beef cattle research conducted during the previous year," said John Jaeger, beef cattle specialist at the Hays research center.
Other presentation topics will include:
--Using Sequential Feeding of Optaflexx and Zilmax to Enhance Value in Cull Cows,
--Beef Production and Vegetation Trends from Modified Intensive-Early Stocking,
--Beef Cow Performance Following Rumen-Protected Choline Supplementation for 40 Days Before Calving,
-- Comparison of a Modified Five-Day Co-Synch plus Controlled Internal Drug Release Protocol with Co-Synch plus Controlled Internal Drug
Release in Mature Beef Cows, and
--Should Preconditioning Programs Be the Same for All Types of Cattle?
More information about the Roundup is available by calling Jaeger at 785-625-3425, Ext. 211.