The keynote speakers at the 107th Kansas State University Cattlemen’s Day March 6 will provide a global perspective of the cattle and beef industries. Select Sires Vice President of Beef Programs Lorna Marshall will kick off the program by highlighting genetic and reproductive trends around the world. She will be followed by Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Darrell Peel, who will discuss global protein supplies and opportunities available for U.S. beef to further expand into foreign markets.
Topics for the afternoon sessions will focus on factors influencing the sale price of calves, insemination timing with sexed semen, the Mexican meat industry, ruminant digestion, forage sampling and analysis, and more.
Registration for Cattlemen’s Day is $25 if paid by February 28 or $35 at the door. To register online, click here.
The evening before Cattlemen’s Day, Mitchell County native Patsy Houghton will be honored as the Livestock and Meat Industry Council’s Stockman of the Year during the Stockmen’s Dinner. Houghton owns Heartland Cattle Co. near McCook, NE. The March 5 dinner will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $50 per person. More information can be found here.