Earn your livestock degree at ‘Cattlemen’s College’

Coffey County Extension and Frontier District Extension are teaming up to bring producers another educational event called “The Cattlemen’s College”. The Cattlemen’s College will be held Dec. 8, 2016, at the 4-H building on the Coffey County Fairgrounds, in Burlington. The meeting will run 3-8:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. Call 620-364-5313 or 785-828-4438 by Dec. 5 to RSVP for the meal.

The “Cattlemen’s College” is a follow up meeting to the “Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop” held in September near Williamsburg. The “Cattlemen’s College” will also include low stress cattle handling topics and other industry hot topics. The low stress talks will include a working stock dog demonstration and discussion led by Beau Beyer, a local stockman and dog trainer and cattle working facilities, planning, components, and layouts by Joe Harner, KSU Extension Agricultural Engineer. Other topics and speakers include “Mineral Supplement” given by Chris Reinhardt, KSU Extension Beef Specialist; “Preparing for the New VFD Regulations” led by DVM Dan Thomson; and “Understanding and Using Livestock Risk Protection Insurance” discussed by Scott Jones, Frontier Farm Credit.

According to Dave Rethorst, as he said at the low stress workshop, “We are in the food producing industry and we should strive to produce a safe, wholesome beef product that will provide an enjoyable eating experience and comes from cattle that have been properly cared for from conception to consumption.”

Information thanks to Rod Schaub, Frontier Extension District.


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