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Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Slated For May 3 in SE Kansas

Distillers grain use, insects and fescue grazing highlight agenda.

A Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day will be held May 3 at the Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center's Mound Valley Unit.

The field day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be available during registration.

Several companies will have displays available for attendees to view and will sponsor a complimentary lunch.

The Mound Valley Unit is 2-1/2 miles west of Mound Valley on U.S. Highway 160 (formerly K-96 Highway), then 1/4 mile south on Elk Road.

The field day's topics and K-State Research and Extension speakers will include:
• Utilization of Distillers Grains by Grazing Cattle – Karl Harborth, Southeast Area Extension livestock specialist;
• Cattle Economic Outlook in Uncertain Times – Rodney Jones, livestock production economist;
• Cattle Insect Control Update – Alberto Broce, livestock insect entomologist;
• Pasture Management Following a Drought – Gary Kilgore, Southeast Area crops and soils specialist; and
• Update on Fescue Variety Grazing Research – Joe Moyer, forage agronomist and Lyle Lomas, animal scientist and head of the K-State Southeast Agricultural Research Center.

More information about the field day is available by calling the research center at 620-421-4826.

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