Carpenter Cattle Company To Host KLA/K-State Field Day

August 3, 2023

(TOPEKA) – Carpenter Cattle Company will host the August 17 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day in a pasture located at the intersection of Eagle Eye and Logan County Road 150 in Logan County. Educational sessions during the field day will cover a variety of topics.

Keith Harmoney, professor and range scientist at the K-State agricultural research center in Hays, will explain why less desirable or weedy plants may show up during or after drought. He also will offer solutions, if there are any, that could and arguably should be done to control the particular species.

In a market outlook, Don Close with Terrain will highlight the opportunities and challenges that come with rebuilding the U.S. cowherd. Inflationary risk for consumer demand, cattle replacement costs and weather all will impact how long the rebuilding phase will take. Close is the chief research and analytics officer for Terrain, leading the team of economists and analysts who provide insights for customers of American AgCredit and Frontier Farm Credit.

Wayne Carpenter will discuss why Carpenter Cattle Company has been involved with U.S. Premium Beef (USPB) since its inception more than 25 years ago, and the benefits they have received in marketing cattle and having ownership in processing through USPB. Brian Bertelsen, vice president of field operations for USPB, will give a brief overview of the company and share insight as to what drives premiums on the USPB value-based grid.

The field day will begin with registration at 3:30 p.m. and conclude with a free beef dinner at 7:00 p.m. All livestock producers and others involved in the business are invited to attend.

To get to the field day location from Oakley, travel west on US-40 for 21 3/4 miles. Turn northwest (right) on Apache Acre and continue straight through the town of Winona for about 6 miles. Turn north (right) onto Logan County Road 170, then travel 4 miles. Turn west (left) onto Eagle Eye and travel 2 miles to intersection with Logan County Road 150, where there is a pasture entrance. From Goodland, go east on I-70 for 17 miles. Take exit 36 and go south (right) on Thomas County Road 2 for 2 miles. Turn east (left) onto Thomas County Road M, then travel 1 mile. Turn south (right) onto Thomas County Road 3 and go 12 miles. Turn west (right) onto Fort Fox/Thomas County Road A and travel for 1 3/4 miles to Logan County Road 150. Turn south (left) onto Logan County Road 150 and travel 1 mile to the pasture entrance at Logan County Road 150 and Eagle Eye Road. Field day directional signs will be posted.

The Farm Credit Associations of Kansas and Huvepharma are sponsoring the event. For more information, go to or call the KLA office at (785) 273-5115.

KLA is a trade organization representing the business interests of independent beef producers at the state and national levels. Members of the association are involved in all segments of the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep.