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Workshop: Add value to your calf crop

Frontier Extension District will be hosting a workshop: “Adding Value to Your Calf Crop” at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, at Overbrook Livestock Commission Co., in Overbrook.

Studies conducted by Kansas State University have found weight, lot size, health, condition, fill, muscling, frame size, breed, time of sale, market location, and feeder cattle and corn futures prices significantly influence the prices of 300 to 599-pound steer and heifer calves at Kansas auctions.

Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area Extension livestock specialist, will discuss some weaning time decisions that may help your bottom line. She will also highlight the new Sunflower Supreme Heifer Program as a way producers may be able to enhance their incomes.

Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State Extension livestock marketing specialist, will give his price projections and the cattle outlook for the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.

Other topics will include weaning time decisions and weaning methods; vaccinations; and marketing calves – group size, bulls versus steers, horns or not?

For more information, contact Frontier Extension District agents Rod Schaub, 785-828-4438, or Darren Hibdon, 785-229-3520.

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