Kansas State University´s Cattlemen´s Day is set for March 5 in Manhattan.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with a commercial trade show and educational exhibits in Weber Arena. The program starts at 10 a.m. with welcoming remarks by Ken Odde, head of K-State´s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and K-State president, Kirk Schulz.
Highlights of the day will include a presentation, "Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture" by Patrick Michaels, a Distinguished Senior Fellow in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. In addition, K-State agricultural economist Ted Schroeder will present "Feeding the World in 2050."
Lunch will be served in Weber Arena, followed by on-site breakout sessions, with topics to include: Maximizing Value of Cull Beef Cows; Animal Well-being - Bridging the Gap Between Consumers and Producers; and a Beef Cattle Outlook.
After lunch, attendees can visit the Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit and the Beef Cattle Research Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. Both facilities will hold open houses for Cattlemen´s Day attendees. Presentations also will be given at both locations, with KABSU presentations to include: Overview of KABSU Services; Early-Stage Pregnancy Detection; and Semen Quality Evaluation. Presentations at the Beef Cattle Research Center will include: Tales from the Dead - The Value of Post-Mortem Diagnosis; Storage Systems for Distiller´s Grains; and Low-Stress Cattle Processing.
The pre-registration fee for Cattlemen´s Day is $15 per person if paid by Feb. 27. After that date and at the door, the fee is $25. The fee covers morning refreshments and lunch. Continuing education credits are possible for professional animal scientists and veterinarians who attend.
The 33rd Annual Legacy Sale will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the university´s Purebred Beef Teaching Center. The sale features 70 Angus, Hereford and Simmental bulls, five show heifer prospects, 30 bred females and six performance and ranch-broke quarter horses.
Knight to be honored
On Thursday evening, March 4, 2010 at 6 p.m. Kenny Knight of Knight Feedlot, Lyons, Kan., will be honored as the Stockman of the Year at the 40th Annual Stockmen´s Dinner at the Clarion Hotel. Additional information and registration information is available at www.found.ksu.edu/lmic  or by calling 800-432-1578.