Focus On Value Optimisation

US - Kansas State University Research and Extension will host the 2010 K-State Beef Conference on August 12 with the theme "Value Optimisation."
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The programme includes the following presentations and speakers:

  • Welcome - Ken Odde, Department Head, K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry;

  • Challenges facing the cow/calf industry - Sam Hands, Triangle H Cattle Co.;

  • Characterising change in the beef industry - Justin Waggoner, K- State SW Area Beef Specialist;

  • What are buyers looking for? Presentations and panel discussion - Moderator: Larry Hollis, K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry with panelists Mark Harmon, Joplin Regional Stockyards; Tom Brink, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding; and Paul Branch, Superior Livestock;

  • Backgrounding systems - Presentations and panel discussion - Moderator: Dale Blasi, K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry with panelists Gene Holthaus, Holthaus Farms; Rich Porter, Porter Farms; and Kenny Knight, Knight Feedlot;

    Pasture lease rates - Kevin Dhuyvetter, K-State Department of Agricultural Economics;

  • Wet distillers storage: no bags, no forage required - Justin Waggoner, K-State SW Area Beef Systems Specialist; and

  • What have we learned today? - Greg Henderson, Drovers Magazine.

Registration will begin at 8 am, followed by the program at 9 am in the Frick Auditorium of Mosier Hall in K-State´s College of Veterinary Medicine Complex in Manhattan. In addition to on-site participation, attendees can register to view the conference live at Pratt Community College, Butler Community College or the WaKeeney Public Library. More information and online registration is available at: or by calling Charlotte Bruna at 785-532-1280.

he early registration fee of $60 per person or $100 for two from the same family, ranch or organization is due by July 30. The registration includes conference materials, a noon meal and refreshments.

The 2010 K-State Beef Conference is co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and Quality Liquid Feeds.

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