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Cattle Feeders College set for May 24 in Garden City

K-State invites nominations for ‘Top Hand’ award.

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Released: May 3, 2016

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Kansas State University will host the 2016 K-State Cattle Feeders College, Tuesday, May 24, at the Finney County Exhibition Building, 409 Lake Ave. in Garden City, Kansas. This year’s event offers in-depth and hands-on educational sessions for individuals directly involved in the milling and maintenance departments of feedyards.

Cattle Feeders College starts with registration at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and a program following.

  • Keith Bolsen, K-State professor emeritus, will present “Silage Safety.”

  • Mark Cooksey, Roto-Mix LLC, will address “Feed Mixer Technology and Maintenance.”

  • Kurt Wenzel, Garden City Community College, will present “Practical Welding Tips.”

The event also features the “Top Hand” Cattle Feeding Industry Awards. The awards recognize hard work, honesty, reliability, integrity and animal stewardship. A representative of the nominating feedyard and the award recipient must be present to accept the awards. Nominations, in 100 words or less, are due by May 20 to K-State Research and Extension beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner, 4500 E. Mary St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Cattle feeders and others are welcome to attend but must pre-register. The K-State Cattle Feeders College is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, Roto-Mix LLC, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Animal Health International and the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.

There is no cost to attend the K-State Cattle Feeders College, but registration is required by May 20, by contacting either Justin Waggoner at 620-275-9164 or jwaggon@ksu.edu or Katelyn Barthol, 620-272-3670 or kbarth25@ksu.edu. More information is available at Southwest Research-Extension Center.


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:
Justin Waggoner – 620-275-9164 or jwaggon@ksu.edu