Location: KSU Agricultural Research Center - Hays
Date: April 16th, 2015
This year’s program will highlight the results of 7 different research projects that were conducted at the KSU Agricultural Research Center – Hays. The research reports include topics ranging from controlling honey locust trees, to winter supplementation, early weaning and weaning strategies and confined / limit feeding of cows.
9:00 Registration and trade show
10:00 Welcome – Bob Gillen, WKARC Department Head.
10:15 Controlling honey locust trees on pasture – Keith Harmoney, WKARC Range Scientist.
10:35 Performance of replacement heifers supplemented with dried distillers grains or a mixture of soybean meal and ground sorghum grain – Carson McMullen, WKARC Graduate Student.
10:55 Effects of weaning method on finishing performance and carcass characteristics of early-weaned calves – Garrett Preedy, KSU ASI & WKARC Graduate Student.
11:15 Using estrus-detection patches to optimally time artificial insemination (AI) and improve pregnancy rates in suckled beef cows – Scott Hill, KSU ASI Graduate Student.
11:35 Effects of altering supplementation frequency during the prepartum period of beef cows grazing dormant native range – Carson McMullen, WKARC Graduate Student.
Noon – Complementary Steak Lunch
1:00 Using confined and limit feeding to expand the cowherd – John Jaeger, WKARC Beef Cattle Scientist.
1:30 Effect of early or conventional weaning and pasture or confined feeding on performance of calves and cows – Garrett Preedy, KSU ASI & WKARC Graduate Student.
2:00 Using wet distillers grains as a late season protein supplement for grazing steers – Keith Harmoney, WKARC Range Scientist.