K-State Plans Webinar for Kansas Beef Producers

“Managerial Tools and Tips in an Uncertain Climate and Market” webinar will be hosted on Zoom June 4.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Registration is now open for a webinar that will help Kansas beef cattle producers make management decisions in light of the current weather patterns, ranging from flooding to drought, in Kansas and calf market volatility following COVID-19.

The webinar will be hosted by the Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry Department and K-State Research and Extension via Zoom on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at noon CDT.

“This webinar is being conducted to help beef producers better prepare for the upcoming summer environmental conditions and current market conditions resulting from COVID-19” says Dr. AJ Tarpoff, K-State beef cattle extension veterinarian. Temperature and moisture variations can yield unanticipated stress on cattle as well as producers in an already volatile marketplace. Understanding the use of available environmental and marketing forecasting tools can help managers mitigate these potential impacts on their operations.

The program will feature brief updates on the current weather situation and forecast from Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp. Management strategies and tools for abating heat stress in cattle and the use of
BeefBasis.com for making calf management and market decisions will be addressed by members of the KState Beef Extension Team.

Register for the webinar online at https://tinyurl.com/KSUBeef-ToolsandTips or at www.KSUBeef.org. For questions about the event or to register, please contact Lois Schreiner, lschrein@ksu.edu, 785-532-1267

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