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Meeting Will Cover Better Management, Selection Volatility in cattle prices and the regulatory environment has motivated many producers to seek information on ways to im- prove their operations profit po— tential through better manage- ment and selection. With that in mind, the 2016 K-State Winter Ranch Manage- ment Seminar Series will focus on best management practices for beef producers. The series, which includes five meetings throughout Kansas, will feature the “town-hall style” two-way verbal exchange between Kan— sas’ cattle producers and K— State Research and Extension special- ists. The Winter Ranch Manage- mentrseries will take place in January and early February. The series has a history of being a successful stretch of meetings, said Bob Weaber, cow-calfspe- cialist for K-State Research and Extension and one of the series presenters. Weaber, along with 400 E. Walnut We Wish Everyone Merry Christmas and ‘ Happy New Year CHARLES H. HERD, LAWYER Coldwater other state, district and local ex- tension staff, will take part in the series to help answer producers’ questions about the Food and Drug Administration’s new Vet- erinary Feed Directive and anti- microbial stewardship, tools for beef sire selection, the effect of branding on beef product con- sumer satisfaction, and vitamin and mineral supplementation for the beef herd. “Over the past few months, we’ve received quite a few ques— tions from producers regarding the implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive regu- lations and selection of beef sires using genomically-en— hanced selection tools,” Weaber said. “The Winter Ranch Manage- ment series provides a great op- portunity for us as state special- ists to take our expertise out in the country and do a series of face-to—face meetings.” The specialists will be pre— 582-2020 @hristmas From all of us to all of you. Roger, GayLyn, Sara Roger Unruh pared to answer a wide array of questions on beef cattle issues surrounding animal health, nu- trition, management, genetics and reproduction, Weaber said, so producers should come to the meetings with their questions. Some of the other hot topics Weaber foresees discussing in— clude winter feeding and cow management, preparation for calving andbreeding season, as well as vacination and animal health issue. “Early irthe year is always a great time Dr producers, when the weathers bad and afier they get choresdone, to sit back, think and Ilan for the coming year, the cams that will be born in the springind how they might manage thee,” he said. “Certainr it is a good time of year to thik about business strategy oportunities moving forward in trms of expansion.” 2016 Witer Ranch Manage- ment locatins and contacts in- cludes the ('eensburg Commu- nity Center: the Kiowa County Fairgrounc, 720 N. Bay St. Those planing to attend are asked to RVP by J an. 28 to Kiowa Canty Agriculture Agent Barret Smith at 620-723- 2156, or 62(546-391 8 or e—mail him at basnth@ksu.edu. Meetingjmes and registra- tion fees vzy by location. All STAR Subscription Due? Send $28 to renew a subscnpfion in Kansas, cr $30 if you live citside the state. May your home be filled with the warmth and spirit meetings will include a dinner meal. Participants are asked to RSVP for a selected location by the close of business one week prior to the event. Interested participants should reach out to their local host contact for reg— istration and RSVP details. More information about the K-State II.I’ldI/r/ltllltlztt/Itl' Thursday Dec. 24, 2015 X i 19 Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series is available at www.ksubeef.org. M .W. York Trucking Cattle Hay MikeYork Wilmore 738-4377 Wis/iing you Teace and' Joy tliis Cliristmas Season and' tfirougfio ut tfie 9\£ew D’ear Measurement neorpo- rated' of this Special Holiday Season Auto Sales>§ Pumping Coldwater 101 N. Central 620-582-2740 Goldwater