Eastern Kansas

Producers are invited to attend the annual Shawnee County Beef Tour, Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The stops will be very educational and will include different discussions at each stop.

--Stop one: 9:30 to 10:25 a.m., Ed and Bob Hug, 2556 West 125th St. Stay on Burlingame Road south out of Topeka to 125th St. Go west one-half mile. The operation is on the north side of the road. It is a commercial cow-calf operation; Hereford and Angus, with 140 commercial cows. These two brothers have built a reputation cow-calf operation through proper bull selection, progeny testing, carcass data and Expected Progeny Differences.

--Stop two: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m., Bayless Limousin. This family operation has built a reputation on use of providing bulls and heifers to their commercial customers. They have been involved in 4-H with their son, Bryan, showing several champions at livestock shows. They are always interested in new technology to use in their operation. Cow herd includes 40 registered cows.

--Stop three: 11:25 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Don Hogue and Ben Marple. This is a large registered operation of 160 Angus cows formed in partnership with Hogue and Marple. The operation utilized best management practices using warm and cool season grasses. The operation merchandises 20 bulls a year. They have several outlets for their Angus cattle.

--Stop four: 12:30 p.m., lunch, sponsored by Silver Lake State Bank, at Auburn Methodist Church.

The after dinner speaker will be Dr. Twig Marston, Kansas State University beef cattle specialist. Marston will discuss ways to stretch feed resources.

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