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Inaugural Livestock Field Day to be Hosted in North Central Kansas

Make plans to attend the first ever Stock Growers Field Day on Tuesday, March 26

The Stock Growers Field Day will be highlighted by a market outlook from CattleFax and by a presentation on increasing production efficiency from the well-known reproductive physiologist, Dr. Rick Funston.  The field day, held in Beloit, Kansas, will be a collaboration from K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Livestock Association, and the Kansas Bull Test.

“This will give producers a better chance to not only hear from industry leaders, but to also take part in conversation with one another,” says Barrett Simon, Livestock Agent for K-State Research and Extension. “The field day is an effort to bring industry experts right to North Central Kansas. Often times events of this caliber are held in places like Wichita, Manhattan or Dodge City.”

In addition to the speakers, the program will offer breakout sessions where attendees can pick and choose which topics apply to them. Topics discussed may include a producer panel on cover crop grazing, a session on livestock watering considerations for the upcoming summer grazing season and more. More than 30 agricultural businesses will be on hand in the trade show and bulls from the Kansas Bull Test will be available for viewing throughout the afternoon.

The cost to attend the meeting is $15, which includes an evening meal and a copy of the field day proceedings. This event has been generously sponsored by Merck Animal Health, Anipro / Xtraformance Feeds, Guaranty State Bank, and Rawhide Portable Corral.

Questions can be directed to Barrett Simon at 785-378-3174 or

Reserve your spot today!  Registrations can be mailed to: Post Rock Extension District, 307 N Commercial, Mankato, KS 66956.  Please write “Stock Growers Field Day – Registration” in the memo line.


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