Month: December 2014

BCI Staff Spotlight

Alyssa Toillion Hometown: Auburn, KS Education: Bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. BCI Staff Title and Responsibilities: Assistant Project Coordinator – video editing/production of online training modules, rendering/uploading videos, video formatting, industry specific script writing, customer service and overseeing undergraduate students. Favorite part of

In Research: Update on Beta Agonist Research

By Dr. Dan Frese, graduate studies, BCI One of the hotter topics of discussion in the beef industry during the last two or three years has been the use of a class of feed additives called Beta Adrenergic Agonists (βAA)

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Shane Terrell Beef Cattle Consultant for PAC Gothenburg, Nebraska By Lisa Henderson Shane Terrell, DVM, is a beef cattle consultant for Production Animal Consultation (PAC) based in Gothenburg, Nebraska. He said his upbringing in northwest Nebraska on a diversified

Producer Spotlight

Langvardt Family JC Livestock Sales Inc. Junction City, Kansas By Audrey Hambright For the Langvardt Family, the livestock auction market business has been a family affair from day one. Vern and Marie Langvardt, along with their son Howard and his

Schaffer Receives AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Scholarship

Aaron Schaffer, fourth year student in the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine was among 15 students from across the nation receiving American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Scholarships to support careers in large animal veterinary medicine. Schaffer, a native of Fairbury, Illinois and active student in the

BCI Develops Training Modules in Collaboration with $25 Million Research Effort

BCI training modules focus on E. coli prevention in beef cattle. by Audrey Hambright A series of new beef cattle online training modules has been released by the BCI at Kansas State University. The series was produced in part with funds from

Bruce Vincent Presents at Upson Lecture Series

“There is a fine line between environmental sensitivity and environmental insanity and society is coming close to crossing it.” That’s part of the message Bruce Vincent, a third-generation logger from Montana, delivered during the latest installment of the Upson Lecture Series in early November.

Cargill Employees Complete Beef Transportation Training

The company’s truck drivers are first industry-related fleet to complete the training, available online. By Audrey Hambright Cargill employees were recently a part of the first trucking fleet to complete the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) Beef Cattle Transportation Education