Livestock Briefs: Ranch Management Seminar at nine Kansas locations

2012-12-11T13:10:00Z 2012-12-11T15:58:57Z Livestock Briefs: Ranch Management Seminar at nine Kansas locations Midwest Producer
December 11, 2012 1:10 pm

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Winter Ranch Management Seminar to be Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to Kansas State campuses in Manhattan and Olathe, viewing locations will be at seven locations around the state.

Featured webinar speakers will include Donnell Brown, of R.A. Brown Ranch at Throckmorton, Texas, and Rick Funston, beef cattle reproductive physiology specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Registration will begin at 4 p.m.

The webinar speakers will be addressing the audiences at all nine locations simultaneously. Local speakers at each location will address "Protection and Restoration of Forage and Range Resources" and "Tips and Tools to Reach Your Management Goals."

Sites and contact information:

- K-State University, 111 Weber Hall, Manhattan, 785-532-1280 or

- K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, 913-715-7000 or

- Astra Bank, Belleville, 785-325-2121 or

- Ellsworth Golf Course, Ellsworth, 785-472-4442 or

- Bowyer Community Building, Lyon County. Fairgrounds, Emporia, 620-341-3220 or

- Neosho Co. Courthouse basement, Erie, 620-223-3720 or

- Shears Technology Theater, Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, 620-662-2371 or

- Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, Oakley, 785-743-6361 or rsbarrow@ksu.-edu.

- Rooks County Golf Club, Plainville, 785-425-6851 or

Registration fee is $25, due by Jan. 2. Brochures for the event are available at local county Extension office and at For additional information, contact Larry Hollis ( or 785-532-1246) or Eve Clark ( or 785-532-1280).

Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium Jan. 8 at fairgrounds in McCook

McCOOK, Neb. - Successfully Managing the Cow Herd in the Course of Drought will be the focus for the 2013 Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium and Trade Show Jan. 8.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST with opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m. and the program concluding around 4:30 p.m. at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community Building in McCook. The symposium is held in conjunction with a trade show featuring regional vendors.

The symposium is an every other year effort between Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska and is held in cooperation among Colorado State University Extension, Kansas State University Research and Extension and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Exten-sion services.

This year's program will open with remarks from new UNL Extension dean and director Chuck Hibberd, on his visions for the future of Extension.

The keynote speaker is James Robb, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center. Other speakers are UNL beef experts Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef nutritionist; Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist; and Richard Randle, UNL Extension beef cattle veterinarian.

Registration is free and required by Jan. 2. For more details or to register, contact the UNL Extension in McCook at 877-674-6947 or email or contact Brian Strauch at

Kansas native show coordinator for American Hereford Association

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bailey Clanton, Bucyrus, Kan., has been hired as the American Hereford Association (AHA) national shows coordinator and junior activities assistant. Clanton graduated from Kan-sas State University in May with a bachelor's degree in agriculture economics and served as AHA's junior activities in-tern this past summer and fall.

Clanton grew up in the seedstock industry, and she, along with her family, owns and operates Chisum Livestock, raising Shorthorn and Maine-Anjou cattle. She has shown on a national level and, in addition to the showring, has held various leadership roles on state and national levels.

In her new role, Clanton will oversee the AHA's six national shows and will assist with planning and management of the Junior National Hereford Expo. Throughout the year, she will also work closely with Amy Cowan, AHA youth and foundation director.

Clanton will work out of the Kansas City office and can be reached at or 816-842-3757.

Swine Profitability Conference Feb. 5 on K-State campus

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The 2013 KSU Swine Profitability Conference will be held Feb. 5, in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.

Featured speakers include Jeff DeMint, Bern-Sabetha Veterinary Clinic; Roy Henry, Longford, Kan.; Chris Novak, chief executive officer for the National Pork Board; Ron Plain, University of Missouri; and Trent Loos, Loos Tales.

For more information, contact Jim Nelssen (785-543-1251 or or go to

Briefly . . .

- The American Angus Auxiliary elected the 2013 officers and regional managers during its Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the CrownePlaza Hotel. Members of the newly elected officer team are: President CortneyHill-Dukehart-Cates, Modoc, Ind.; President-elect Cortney Holshouser, Castalia, N.C.; Secretary-Treasurer Lynne Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan.; and Advisor Anne Lampe, Scott City, Kan.

- The 2013 KSU Sheep Day will be held Saturday, March 2. For more information, contact Brian Faris (; 785-532-1255).

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