K-State to host cattle feeders college in two locations

Apr 23, 2010
by WLJ

Kansas State University (K-State) will host the firstever K-State Cattle Feeders College in two locations— May 12 in Cimarron, KS, and May 13 in Scott City, KS.

The program at both locations will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature the same schedule. Attendance is free and a complimentary meal, sponsored by Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health and Walco International Inc., will be provided.

Participants must register by May 7.

In addition, this year’s “Top Hand” awards will be announced.

Presentations and speakers for both events include:

• Cattle Feeding: Where have we been and where are we going?—Bill Mies, professor emeritus, Texas A&M University;

• Marketing strategies to discover new customers in a tough environment—David Lehman, K-State College of Business Administration;

• Recruitment and retention of employees—Chris Reinhardt, K-State Extension feedlot specialist;

• Pen riding and handling high-risk calves—Dan Thomson, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine;

• Becoming a better horseman (live demonstration)— Scott Daily, Daily Horse Training; Arkansas City, KS; Mill maintenance and efficiency—Leland McKinney; K-State Extension grain science leader; Practical welding tips and safety—Thomas Brungardt; Garden City Community College welding instructor.

Several presentations will be translated into Spanish.

The May 12 event will be at the Gray County Fairgrounds at 17002 W. Highway 50 in Cimarron and the May 13 event will be at the Scott County Fairgrounds at 600 E. Fairgrounds Rd. in Scott City.

More information and registration is available by contacting Kurt Worth, Gray County Extension, at 620/855-3821 or kwerth@ ksu.edu; John Beckman, Scott County Extension at 620/872-2930; or Justin Waggoner, K-State beef systems specialist, at 620/ 275-9164 or jwaggon@ksu. edu. — WLJ