Month: July 2014

Student Spotlight

Lindsay Upperman Hometown: Chambersburg, PA Major: Animal Science, Option: Bioscience/Biotechnology Student Title: STEC Research/Training Module Intern Focus: 
My focus is to collect as much film or pictures that I can from the various locations needed to create training modules for

In Research: Effects of Three Dehorning Techniques on Behavior and Wound Healing in Feedlot Cattle

Author(s): Clem Neely, Dan Thomson, Chad Kerr and Chris Reinhardt * Banding to remove horns from cattle is not recommended based on the data and observations from this study. Most feedlot cattle today do not have horns due to polled

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Vincent Traffas Traffas Veterinary Services, PA Smith Center, Kansas By Audrey Hambright A graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Vincent Traffas found his path to the veterinary profession to come quite naturally. He opened the

Producer Spotlight

Producer Spotlight Giles Ranch, Roger & Cathy Giles Ashland, Kansas By Tiffany Lee Giles Ranch Company LLC in Clark County, Kansas, is home to four generations of the Giles family: Dolores Giles, her son Roger and his wife Cathy, and

BCI Launches New Animal Care Training Website

By Audrey Hambright If you’ve been to the Animal Care Training website lately, you’ll notice it has a new look. Animal Care Training (ACT), an online training program hosted by the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, has

Youth Gain Hands-On Skills in Livestock Management

By Kelsey Holcomb, Cowley County Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development K-State Research and Extension Cowley County and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University partnered to offer Youth Livestock Quality Assurance Training June 9, 2014. Hosted at the Winfield

Progressive Beef Provides Standard with BQA Training

Dynamic quality management system provides customization and documentation for feedyards. By Audrey Hambright. Photos courtesy of Beef Marketing Group. The Beef Marketing Group (BMG), Zoetis and the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) have teamed up to provide quality management training to