K-State To Host Cattle Feeders College

US - Kansas State University Research and Extension will host the K-State Cattle Feeders College on May 4 in Larned and May 5 in Sublette.
calendar icon 30 March 2011
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The event is sponsored by Intervet-Schering Plough Animal Health, Walco, and Lallemand Animal Nutrition and begins with registration at 4:30 p.m.

The Larned program is at the Pawnee County Fairgrounds, 400 E. 18th St. in Larned on May 4, and the Sublette program will be at the Haskell County Fairgrounds, 503 S. Fairgrounds Rd., in Sublette on May 5.

The schedule is the same at both locations, so attendees can choose the date and location most convenient for them.

The program will begin at 5 p.m., and feature a presentation, “Modernizing our Industry,” by Bill Mies, professor emeritus, Texas A&M University.

The K-State Cattle Feeders College will offer three breakout sessions, Spanish translation will be offered in Sublette. The sessions at both locations will include:

Managers and Human Resources Session
  • Feedyard Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Solutions – Tom McDonald, vice president, environmental affairs, JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding;
  • Managing People and Building Leaders in Your Organization – Panel discussion led by Chris Reinhardt, K-State Research and Extension feedlot specialist.
Cattle Crew Session
  • Horsemanship (live demonstration) – Scott Daily, Daily Horse Training, Ark City, Kan.;
  • Everyday Stockmanship – Kip Lukasiewicz, Sandhills Cattle Consulting, Ainsworth, Neb.
Mill and Maintenance Crew Session
  • Feed Truck Mixing Technology – Mark Cooksey, Roto-Mix LLC, Dodge City, Kan.; and
  • Welding Tips, Tricks and Safety – Kurt Wenzel, Garden City Community College welding program.

“Top Hand Awards” will also be presented. Cattle feeding organizations may nominate employees for a “Top Hand Award” by submitting a 100-word-or-less nomination to K-State Research and Extension livestock specialist Justin Waggoner at [email protected] or Justin Waggoner, K-State extension beef systems specialist, 4500 E. Mary St., Garden City, KS., 67846. Top hands will recognized in both the cattle and milling/maintenance divisions. The award recipient must be present to accept the award.

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