Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers

The Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers (WKARC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including the Agricultural Research Center - Hays (ARCH), the Southwest Research-Extension Center - Garden City(SWREC) and Southwest Research-Extension Center - Tribune (SWREC-T), and the Northwest Research-Extension Center - Colby (NWREC).

 

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101st Roundup
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.

 

Morning Program

  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

 

Afternoon Program

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.

 
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