K-State's Beef Stocker Field Day set for Sept. 27
Management tips to help producers optimize their stocker operations are the focus of Kansas State University's 2012 Beef Stocker Field Day, planned for Sept. 27 in Manhattan.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, and the program starting at 10:15 a.m. The event, to be held at the KSU Beef Stocker Unit on West Marlatt Ave., includes posters, a barbecue brisket lunch, and prairie oysters and Dutch oven dessert after the program.
Several presentations are planned.
--Cattle and Corn Market Outlook;
--Producer Panel - Managing Around Fewer Cattle;
--Bayer Research and Development Update for Stocker Cattle;
--Antibiotic Classes and Uses for Stocker Operations;
--Byproduct Utilization and Growing Cattle; and
--Breakout sessions: Pasture Weed Control, Purchasing Commodity Feeds, and Why is He Dead? What a Necropsy Can Tell Us.
The cost to attend Beef Stocker Field Day is $25 if paid by Sept. 15, or $35 at the door. Printable registration forms and online registration is available at www.KSUbeef.org. More information is available by calling 785-532-1267.