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Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-8028

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Email: asi@ksu.edu

20th K-State Beef Stocker Field Day scheduled for September 19

Stocker Field DayEvent will provide practical information to help producers make decisions in today's dynamic beef industry.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among topics planned for the 2019 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 19.

"We are excited to host the 20th annual edition of the KSU Beef Stocker Field Day," says Dale Blasi, K-State Animal Sciences and Industry professor and beef cattle extension specialist. "Like all the other events in the past, we bring the latest information on marketing, nutrition, health and technology for attendees to apply to their operation."

Hosted at the K-State Beef Stocker Unit (4330 Marlatt Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas), the event starts with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. A Niman Ranch Natural Prime Ribeye lunch is provided and the day ends with an evening social, the "Cutting Bull's Lament 2019" at 5:30 p.m. featuring prairie oysters and Call Hall ice cream.

Attendees will have a chance to win exciting door prizes — a fishing trip, ATV sprayers and more. Must be present to win. Attendees will also have a chance to tour the new student housing at the Beef Stocker Unit.

Topics for this year's agenda include:
• Beef Cattle Market Outlook
• Changing Industry Structure is Forging a Closer Relationship Between Grow Yards and Feeders
• Internal Parasite Management
• Quality Stocker Production Considerations
• Humane Euthanasia Practices
• BeefBasis: Better Information for Better Marketing Decisions
• Health Management of High-Risk Calves
• Panel Discussion: Beef Parasite Control

This year's event is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health. Pre-registration fee for the Beef Stocker Field Day is $25 if paid by Sept. 10. More information and online registration is available at KSUBeef.org. After Sept. 10, attendees must pay $35 on site. For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.

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The Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry department serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education.The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science, food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills.