Month: June 2014

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight – Jorge Simroth Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico Major: Animal Science/Diagnostic Medicine Pathobiology, Ph.D. Years at BCI: Started in January 2014. Favorite Project: Helping fellow grad students with their research projects and being part of active research projects in benefit

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Jessica Laurin Animal Health Center of Marion County Inc. Marion, Kansas Dr. Jessica Laurin, graduated from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 with a goal of staying close to her ag roots. She is now practicing

In Research

The “In Research” section this month includes the second abstract feature from Phi Zeta Day that was held Tuesday, March 4. This presentation was made by BCI graduate student, Margaret Stephens. The purpose of the K-State Phi Zeta Research Day

Producer Spotlight

Downey Ranch Inc. Joe Carpenter & Barb Downey Wamego, Kansas “As you learn more, it makes you want to be better.” This is how Barb Downey of Downey Ranch Inc. describes their experience with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training. Barb

New Animal Handling Training Modules Available Online

Dr. Tom Noffsinger and K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute produce training modules directed at effective communication between producers and beef cattle. A new set of online training modules for animal handling has been released at The modules, produced by the

Countdown to Quality Certifies Thousands of Producers

An astounding 7,732 producers from across the country recently received their Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certifications during the open certification period thanks to a free offer from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI). That is double the number from 2013, which

Borck Delivers Entrepreneurial Upson Lecture

By Lisa Henderson “If you’re not losing money, you’re not trying hard enough.” That’s one business philosophy shared by Lee Borck, President of Innovative Livestock Services, Manhattan, Kansas, with attendees at the recent installment of the Upson Lecture Series presented

‘Rural Model’ Rehabilitation Program Receives BQA Certification

Agricultural training teaches self-confidence and brings awareness to the food production system. By Audrey Hambright A unique beef cattle operation near Okeechobee, Florida, is proudly announcing their Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification. What makes the operation unique is that it