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K-State Plans Cow-Calf Clinics, Dec. 7 and 14

Kansas State University beef extension specialists and agents will host two cow-calf production clinics Dec. 7 and 14.

The clinics are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will focus on “Navigating Opportunities and Risks: Production and Forage Considerations,” with discussion on local conditions encountered by cow-calf producers.

“Many producers are working with short pastures and high-priced harvested forages, which may be atypical or contain high levels of nitrates,” said K-State Research and Extension cow-calf specialist Jason Warner. “Producers are balancing feedstuff challenges with high calf and female prices, so potential risks and economic reward are quite high.”

The clinics will also include interactive polls, forage sampling in a drought year, implications of forage sampling and presentation by K-State agricultural economist Jenny Ifft, who will discuss making dollars and cents of risk management tools.

“Our goal with these interactive meetings is to not only provide sound information on risk management tools from both the economic and production standpoint, but also to allow plenty of time for open discussion and Q&A among participants,” Warner said.

Meetings scheduled include:

  • Thursday, Dec. 7, Bowyer Community Building-Lyon County Fairgrounds, 2700 W. US Hwy 50, Emporia Kansas. RSVP by Nov. 30 to Chelsea Bartels at 620-273-6491 or chelse1@ksu.edu; or Brian Rees at 620-341-3220 or brees@ksu.edu.
     
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, FNB, 101 C St., Washington, Kansas. RSVP by Dec. 11 to Concordia office at 785-243-8185 or email Kaitlyn Hildebrand at khildebrand@ksu.edu.  
Source : k-state.edu

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