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K-State Beef Stocker field day set for Sept. 19

Event highlights latest information to help producers make key decisions, say organizers

August 13, 2019

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 the topics planned for the 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,” said Dale Blasi, a professor of animal sciences 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 in Manhattan), the event starts with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10:15 a.m. Niman Ranch will provide a prime ribeye lunch, and the day ends with an evening social featuring prairie oysters and Call Hall ice cream.

Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes, including a fishing trip, ATV sprayers and more. Attendees can also 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. The pre-registration fee 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.


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. For more about the K-State’s ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.

At a glance

Kansas State University will host the 20th annual Beef Stocker field day on Sept. 19, featuring several topics to help producers manage their operation efficiently.


K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry

Written by

Angie Stump Denton

More information

Lois Schreiner


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