The Kansas Beef Council, in conjunction with KLA, NCBA, Kansas State University and Merck Animal Health, is bringing the national Stockmanship and Stewardship tour to Kansas. Highlights of the September 20-21 event will include low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, unique facility design options and a meat cutting presentation. Stockmanship experts Curt Pate and Ron Gill are among the speakers, as are K-State veterinarians Dan Thomson and A.J. Tarpoff, who will lead the discussion on BQA. Ranchers will have an opportunity to become BQA-certified during this session.
Rick Machen with the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management will talk about the economic value of improved stockmanship. He also will address factors that prohibit change in stockmanship practices on the ranch.
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