Beef Team Drought Webinars
Beef Cattle Production Challenges Webinar Series
Using Basis and Margin Tools for Making Real World Ranch Management Decisions During Drought, Brett Crosby, Custom Ag Solutions
Use of KSU’s Beef Replacement Decision Aide in Assessing Herd Expansion and Contraction, Glynn Tonsor, K-State Department of Agricultural Economics
Strategies for Feeding Cows with Limited Forages, Jason Warner, K-State Extension Cow-Calf Specialist
Feeding and Managing Early Weaned Calves, Justin Waggoner, K-State Beef Systems
Decision Making For Grass Turnout in Western Kansas Webinar
In many areas of the state grass growth was very limited last year and continuing dry conditions in recent months raise questions about how livestock producers should plan for the coming growing season.
Keith Harmoney, K-State range scientist at Hays, has studied historical data from range research at the experiment station including droughts in the 1930s and 1950s as well as more recent droughts and will use all of this to share his thoughts on planning and decision making for this spring.
Handouts to reference during "Decision Making For Grass Turnout in Western Kansas" Webinar:
KSU Beef Team Hosts "Drought Preparedness for the Cow-Calf Producer" Webinar
The webinar included tips to help Kansas beef cattle producers prepare to manage and reduce the impacts of drought and reduced forage availability on cow herds.
K-State Beef Team Hosts "Managerial Tools and Tips in an Uncertain Climate and Market" Webinar
The program featured tips to help Kansas beef cattle producers make management decisions in light of the current weather patterns, ranging from flooding to drought, in Kansas and calf market volatility following COVID-19.
K-State Hosts "Troubleshooting Uncertain Times in the Beef Industry" Webinar
The program featured brief updates on the current market situation from K-State Agricultural Economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor and a discussion on alternative protein sources led by Extension Specialists Dr. Jaymelynn Farney and Dr. Justin Waggoner. Dr. Dale Blasi, K-State extension beef cattle specialist, will address nutrition and management considerations that may be implemented by producers growing cattle in these challenging times.