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K-State Beef Stocker Field Day

2022 Stocker Field Day
Thursday, September 29
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9:30 a.m. Registration/Coffee

10:15 a.m. Introductions

10:30 a.m. Beef Cattle Economic Outlook, Dr. Glynn Tonsor, K-State

11:15 a.m. Ongoing Issues Surrounding the Transportation and Cattle Industry, Moderated by Wes Ishmael, 
Hereford World executive editor

• Jeff George, Finney County Feedyard Inc. manager, Garden City, Kansas 

• Alleah Hilker Heise, Hilker Trucking president, Cimarron, Kansas

• Jara Settles, Livestock Marketing Association general counsel & VP of Risk Mitigation, Overland Park, Kansas

• Margaret Ann Smith, Southlex Cattle Company, Glasgow, Virginia

12:30 p.m. Barbeque Brisket Lunch & Posters

1:15 p.m. Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Stocker Health &  Performance, Dr. John Davidson, DVM, DABVP, Boehringer Ingelheim Inc. cattle professional services senior associate director, College Station, Texas

2:15 p.m.  Triumphs and Tribulations of Respiratory Disease in Stocker Calves, Dr. Robert Smith, Stillwater, Oklahoma

3 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.  Harnessing nature: how to use dung beetles to improve herd and pasture health, Dr. Cassandra Olds, K-State

4:00 p.m. Improving Efficiency Through Feeding Strategies and Cattle Comfort, Dr. AJ Tarpoff, K-State

4:30 p.m. Native Pasture Burning Strategies: Impacts on Cattle Performance and Pasture Vigor, Dr. KC Olson, K-State 

5 p.m. Cutting Bull’s Lament 2022  
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2021 KSU Beef Stocker Field Day Program 

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Results of the 2021 National Stocker Survey
Wes Ishmael and Dale Blasi

What Has Worked For Us and What We See into the Future
National Beef Stocker Award Recipients and Moderated by Wes Ishmael, Cattle Current
Mike Collinge, Hamilton, KS • Rich Porter, Reading, KS • Dave Steinbecker, Jr ., Perryville, MO • John Paul Pendergrass, Charleston, AR

Beef Cattle Outlook 
Glynn Tonsor, K-State

Can You Manage BRD and Coccidiosis Effectively with Receiving Rations for Backgrounding Stockers 
Joe Dedrickson, Huvepharma Inc.

A Novel Approach to Starting Newly Arrived Calves on Feed
John Richeson, West Texas A&M University

Comparison of Multiple Castration Methods in Stocker Cattle 
AJ Tarpoff, K-State

2020 KSU Beef Stocker Virtual Field Day
Video archive
Full Program

Beef Cattle Market Outlook
Glynn Tonsor, KSU Agricultural Economist

Making Alternative Ration Ingredient Changes Work
Justin Waggoner, KSU Extension Beef Specialist

Nutrition and Management — Limit Feeding
Dale Blasi, KSU Extension Beef Specialist

Economic Aspects — Limit Feeding
Glynn Tonsor, KSU Agricultural Economist


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