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K-State’s 103rd Annual Cattlemen’s Day set for March 4

Keynote address will feature CEO of Encore Food Solutions, LLC.

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Released: Jan. 28, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host Cattlemen’s Day 2016 on Friday, March 4 at Weber Hall in Manhattan. The day starts at 8 a.m. with refreshments, educational exhibits and a commercial trade show. The program begins at 10 a.m.

Paul Heinrich, CEO of specialized food service broker, Encore Food Solutions, LLC, will give his perspective on the cattle industry economic outlook, including different customer segments and their focus on “center of the plate” items. Encore is based in Richmond, Texas.

Lunch will be sponsored by commercial exhibitors and U.S. Premium Beef, followed by industry, university and producer presentations on an array of topics in Weber Hall and Call Hall.

  • Impact of Beef Branding Programs on Consumer Perceptions of Beef Quality – How product identification such as product brand and USDA grade prior to tasting affects consumer perceptions of beef eating quality – Travis O’Quinn, K-State Research and Extension meats specialist.

  • E. coli in the Beef System – How four years of work has improved understanding and management of human health risks linked to the deadly pathogen – Randy Phebus, K-State food safety specialist.

  • State-of-the-Art Beef Production in Brazil – Progressive approach to managing beef operations in the southern hemisphere – Luis Zacarias Schineider, Boquieirão Farms, and Marcelo Zandonardi, Vale Verde Farms.

  • Reproduction: It’s All about Timing – How consistently paying attention to timing will help the performance of your herd, including information on Management Minder, a calendar tool – Sandy Johnson, K-State extension livestock specialist.

  • Weather as a Consideration for Long-Term Beef Selection Programs – Breeding programs aimed at maintaining optimal herd performance under variable climatic conditions – Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University geneticist.

  • The New Veterinary Feed Directive: Implications for Beef Producers – Key points of the new regulations, timeline for implementation and how they will affect your business – Bill Brown, animal health commissioner for the State of Kansas.

  • Control of Sericea Lespedeza Using Late-Season Grazing and Prescribed Burning – Review of new K-State research designed to improve the efficacy of and cost reduction and time burden of sericea lespedeza control – K. C. Olson, K-State cow-calf nutrition specialist.

  • Conservation in Practice – Personal experiences with patch burning and other conservation practices – Bill Sproul, Chautauqua County rancher and inaugural recipient of the Kansas Leopold Conservation Award for voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.

The cost to attend Cattlemen’s Day 2016 is $20 if paid by March 3 at noon or $30 at the door. There is no charge for students. Online registration is available at Upcoming Beef Events. For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.

The 39th Annual Legacy Sale will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center following Cattlemen’s Day.

On March 3, the evening before Cattlemen’s Day, Ken Stielow will be honored as the Stockman of the Year at the 46th Annual Stockmen’s Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan. A separate registration is required for the dinner.  Information can be found online at Stockmen's Dinner registration or by contacting Charla Henry at 785-532-7093.   




K-State Legacy Sale to feature several cattle breeds
More than 120 head will be sold on March 4.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s 39th Annual Legacy Sale on March 4 will include more than 120 head of cattle, including 80 Angus, Hereford and Simmental bulls. The offering also includes two show heifer prospects, 40 bred females, and six registered ranch and performance Quarter horses will also be sold.

“Discriminating buyers are sure to find seedstock that will meet their needs,” said Bob Weaber, K-State Research and Extension cow-calf specialist. “The sale offering includes a mixture of high-quality bulls that excel in calving ease, as well as bulls to use on cows with breed-leading growth and carcass merit. Bulls and heifers have been genotyped through their respective breed organizations to enhance the accuracy of the animals’ EPDs (expected progeny differences).”

Weaber said producers can bid with confidence knowing they have the most accurate information available for making selection decisions. Many of the most popular pedigrees from Angus, Simmental, SimAngus and Hereford are represented in the performance-tested offering.

The sale starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center, 2200 Denison Ave. in Manhattan, following K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day.

More information about the Legacy Sale is available at  39th Annual Legacy Sale or by calling Tyler Leonhard at 785-565-1881.




Stielow to be honored at Stockmen’s Dinner

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Ken Stielow of Bar S Ranch in Paradise, Kansas, will be honored as Stockman of the Year at the 46th Annual Stockmen’s Dinner on Thursday, March 3. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan.

The dinner is the evening before Kansas State University’s Cattlemen’s Day 2016, set for March 4.

Online registration for the dinner only is available at Stockmen's Dinner registration. More information is available by contacting Charla Henry at 785-532-7093.  


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:
Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension

For more information:
Cattlemen’s Day – Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu
Legacy Sale – Tyler Leonhard at 785-565-1881
Stockmen’s Dinner – Charla Henry at 785-532-7093