Month: February 2014

BQA Certification offer for Beef and Dairy Producers

PRESS RELEASE: Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Are you doing your part for the beef industry by earning your BQA certification? Well, if you aren’t certified, have we got a deal for you! For a second year, your checkoff-funded Beef

Update on Beta Agonist Research

Dan Frese, DVM One of the hotter topics of discussion in the cattle industry in 2013 has centered around a class of feed additives called Beta Adrenergic Agonists (βAA). There are two FDA approved drugs, Optaflexx® and Zilmax®, in this

Student Spotlight : Lauren Forshee

Hometown: Concordia, Kansas Major: Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Years at BCI: One Favorite Project: The McDonalds Modules What have you learned from the BCI? The BCI has shown me the importance of animal welfare education for our producers as well

Rural Practictioner Spotlight : Tim Parks

Tim Parks, DVM, developed his passion for agriculture through participation in FFA during his youth on the outskirts of Topeka. After working at a large animal practice during high school, Parks discovered the exposure to cattle had him hooked, and

Producer Spotlight – Jeff Sternberger

Jeff Sternberger, General Manager of Midwest Feeders, Inc. based near Ingalls, Kan., always had plans to maintain an active role in production agriculture. Sternberger grew up on a wheat and cow-calf operation in South Central Kansas near Hardtner and upon

BCI Committed to Both Animal and Human Health in Antibiotics Discussion

As of late, there has been significant discussion on the topic of the use of antibiotics in animals entering the food system. Dr. Michael Apley, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Kansas State University and contributing staff to the Beef

Apley, Thomson Recognized Nationally on Top 15 Professor Lists

At BCI, we take pride in our staff members, extended faculty and program coordinators. So imagine our immense excitement when we had not one, BUT TWO members of BCI recognized in top 15 rankings by Dr. Mike Apley, professor