A beef cattle economic outlook, ongoing issues surrounding the transportation and cattle industry, and improving efficiency through feeding strategies and cattle comfort are among topics planned for 2022 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 29. The conference will be hosted at the KSU Beef Stocker Unit.
"This year's program reflects the challenging landscape our Industry is experiencing," says Dale Blasi, K-State Animal Sciences and Industry professor and beef cattle Extension specialist. "The experiences and thoughts of our assembled speakers and panelists will provide insights as we progress into an unknown future."
The day will start with a welcome at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude around 5 p.m. Sponsoring this year's event is Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
Topics for this year's agenda include:
- Beef Cattle Economic Outlook
- Ongoing Issues Surrounding the Transportation and Cattle Industry
- Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Stocker Health and Performance
- Triumphs and Tribulations of Respiratory Disease in Stocker Calves
- Harnessing Nature: How to Use Dung Beetles to Improve Herd and Pasture Health
- Improving Efficiency Through Feeding Strategies and Cattle Comfort
- Native Pasture Burning Strategies: Impacts on Cattle Performance and Pasture Vigor
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