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K-State Cattle Feeders College

K-State Cattle Feeders College will be May 25, 2017, at the William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City, KS, beginning with registration at 4 pm.  This year’s program is targeted at cattle crews and will offer in-depth sessions on cattle health, horse nutrition, bits and horsemanship.

Featured presentations include:

Beyond BRD, Other Health Considerations For High Risk Cattle, by Dr. AJ Tarpoff, Extension Beef Veterinarian, Kansas State University

  • Bovine Respiratory Disease is the most important health consideration in newly arrived high risk feeder calves. However, there are other conditions that can mimic the clinical signs of BRD. Understanding the subtle differences to properly diagnose can improve treatment and management responses.


Feeding the Working Horse, by Dr. Jason Turner, Extension Horse Specialist, New Mexico State University.

  • It can be tough to meet the nutrient demands of working horses. This session will cover how to assess horse condition, feedstuffs and common feeding myths.


Bits: How They Work and What Fits You and Your Horse by Gary Wiggins, Wiggins Bits and Spurs, Brewster, KS.


  • When it comes to bits, there are many options. What makes a good bit? How should a bit fit your horse and other topics will be addressed by an award winning bit and spur maker.


Preparing Your Horse for the Feedyard, by Todd Adams, Hitch Ranch, Guymon Oklahoma.


  • Getting a new horse ready to come into the yard is something every pen rider faces. Todd Adams, featured in a recent edition of “Western Horseman” magazine will demonstrate tips to safely handle the challenges of working in a feedyard.


There is no cost to attend but registration is required by May 19th.  To register contact Dr. Justin Waggoner, 620-275-9164, or John Beckman, 620-872-2930,  More information is available at