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K-State Cattle Feeders College Planned for May 22

15:21PM Apr 30, 2014

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‘Top Hand’ cattle feeding industry awards will be presented as the Cattle Feeders College in Sublette, Kan.
By: Mary Lou Peter, K-State Research & Extension News

Taking the information right to the people who do the work – that’s one way to describe the agenda for the K-State Cattle Feeders College planned for Thursday, May 22. The event, designed for anyone working in the cattle feeding industry, will be held at the Haskell County Commercial Building, 600 S. Fairground Rd. in Sublette, Kan.

The event kicks off with registration at 5 p.m. and a sponsored dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of the "Top Hand" Cattle Feeding Industry Employee awards.

"We designed Cattle Feeders College to bring continuing education right to the employees who keep our beef industry operating," said Justin Waggoner, beef systems specialist with K-State Research and Extension.

The evening includes the Industry Perspective session which this year is "Managing of High Risk Cattle: Thinking Outside the Shots!" by Dan Thomson, Jones Professor of Production Medicine, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Cattle Crew session will cover "Building a Better Stock Horse and Cattle Handling" (live demonstration) by Scott Bagley of Bagley Performance Horses, Dimmitt, Texas.

The Mill and Maintenance Crew session will feature "Feed Mixer Technology" by Mark Cooksey with Roto-Mix LLC in Dodge City Kan. and "Truck Service and Maintenance" by Mark Holderness with Dodge City International, also in Dodge City.

There is no cost for dinner or to attend the event, thanks to sponsors Merck Animal Health, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Animal Health International, Roto-Mix, Dodge City International and the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. However, pre-registration is required by contacting Justin Waggoner at 620-275-9164 or or Lacey Noterman at 620-675-2261 or More information is available online at the Southwest Area Office.