Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Scheduled Near Mound Valley

Legume interseeding, supplementation and more are on the agenda.

Kansas State University's Southeast Agricultural Research Center has scheduled a Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day for Thursday, May 1.

Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the center's Mound Valley Unit 2-1/2 miles west of Mound Valley, Kan., on U.S. Highway 160 (formerly K-96), then 1/4 mile south on Elk Road. The program begins at 9 a.m.

About 20 agriculture-related companies will have displays available and will sponsor a complimentary lunch.

Presentations by K-State Research and Extension specialists planned for the day include:

• Corn, Ethanol and Cattle: What's Ahead in 2008? – James Mintert, agricultural economist;
• Using Cow Body Condition Score to Determine Optimum Weaning Time – Karl Harboth, livestock specialist;
• Selection of Legumes for Interseeding into Fescue Pastures – Joe Moyer, forage agronomist;
• Forage Response to Fertilization – Doug Shoup, crops and soils specialist;
• Supplementation of Grazing Stocker Cattle - Lyle Lomas, animal scientist and head of K-State's Southeast Agricultural Research Center.

In case of rain, the event will be indoors. More information about the field day is available by calling the research center at 620-421-4826.

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