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K-State's Winter Ranch Management

Strategies to mitigate environmental factors impacting reproduction is the theme of the 2019 Kansas State University Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series. This meeting will feature presentations and comments by extension educators on profit-strategies.

The meetings will also feature a popular "town-hall" style question and answer session between Kansas' cattle producers and extension specialists. The series has a history of being a successful stretch of meeting, which are hosted throughout the state of Kansas, said Bob Weaber, K-State Research and Extension cow-calf specialist. Weaber along with other state, district and local extension staff, will take part in the series to help answer producers' questions. The specialists will answer a wide range of questions on beef cattle issues including animal health, nutrition, management, genetics and reproduction.

"The previous year's variable weather across Kansas presented many challenges for farmers and ranchers. Our extension team continues to field questions from beef producers related to environmental effects and their impact on cow-herd production," Weaber said. "Our extension team has a breadth of experience in beef cattle management, reproduction, genetics, animal health and nutrition."

Topics to be discussed are environmental factors affecting conception rates and forage quality and availability impacts on beef cow nutrition during late gestation and pre-breeding. Early in the year is a great time for producers to think and plan for the coming year about opportunities to reduce costs and enhance revenue streams.

To attend K-State's Winter Ranch Management session on Tuesday, February 19, contact DeWayne Craghead, Hodgeman County Extension Agent, at 620-357-8321 or e-mail dcraghea@ksu.edu. Participants are asked to RSVP by February 12. For more information, visit www.KSUBeef.org