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K-State's Cattlemen's Day set for March 4


The new Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan, a beef cattle outlook and other topics pertinent to cattle producers will highlight Kansas State University's Cattlemen's Day, to be held March 4 in Manhattan.

The day begins with registration and refreshments, a commercial trade show and educational exhibits at 8 a.m. in Weber Hall.

The program begins at 10 a.m. The schedule includes:

--The Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan--Introduction and Background; Regulations and Expected Results; and an Expert Panel and Group Discussion;

--Beef Cattle Outlook;


--Factors Influencing Beef Quality;

--DNA Technologies for Seedstock Producers; and

--Controlling Sericea and Other Invasive Plants in Native Grasslands.

In addition, afternoon open house and presentation opportunities will be available at 1:30 p.m. at different sites.

At the Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit, 3171 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, the presentation will be Overview of KABSU Services and Testing for Trichomonmiasis in Herd Sires.

At the Beef Cattle Research Center, 3115 College Ave., Manhattan, the presentations include: Using Post-Mortem Examination to Improve Herd Management; Does Pain Management Pay?; The Microscopic World of the Rumen; and Steam Flaking.

The 34th Annual Legacy Sale begins at 3:30 p.m. at K-State's Purebred Beef Teaching Center and includes 70 Angus, Hereford and Simmental bulls, five show heifer prospects, 40 bred females and six registered Quarter horses.

Continuing education credit hours are available for animal scientists and veterinarians attending Cattlemen's Day. Forms will be available at the registration check-in desk.

More information and registration for K-State's Cattlemen's Day are available at www.asi.ksu.edu/cattlemensday.

Morning refreshments, provided by New Generations Feeds, Inc., and lunch, sponsored by U.S. Premium Beef, will be included in the registration fee. The fee is $15 per person if received by Feb. 25 or $25 after that date.

Cattlemen's Day will be preceded the evening of March 3 by the 41st Annual Stockmen's Dinner at the Clarion Hotel in Manhattan. Virgil Huseman will be honored as the Stockman of the Year. Registration for the dinner is available online at www.found.ksu.edu/lmic or call Melissa Geisler at 785-532-7522 or 800-432-1578.

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