Month: April 2015

BCI Student Spotlight

Taylor Oliver Hometown: Manhattan, KS Major: Elementary Education Time at the BCI: Started working at the beginning of the semester Responsibilities: Updating the BQA modules What have you learned from the BCI: I don’t know much about the cattle industry so everything I do

BCI Highlights Graduate Student Research and Engages Audience at Cattlemen’s Day

By Audrey Hambright The 102nd Kansas State University Cattlemen’s Day was host to a crowd numbering more than 500 beef industry enthusiasts on Friday, March 6 in Weber Hall. Attendees had the opportunity to visit with 73 exhibitors in the trade

In Research: Horn Growth During Feedlot Finishing Period

Included in the research feature this month is an abstract from K-State’s Phi Zeta Research Day held in March. This following presentation was given by BCI graduate student, Elsie Suhr. The purpose of Phi Zeta Research Day is to promote

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Dave Sjeklocha Cattle Empire, LLC Satanta, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Dr. Dave Sjeklocha, operations manager of animal health and welfare for Cattle Empire, LLC near Satanta, Kansas, feels optimistic about the current direction of the veterinary profession. The driving force for Sjeklocha

Producer Spotlight

Perry Owens Ottawa County Feedlot Minneapolis, Kansas By Audrey Hambright “You never know where you’re headed when you start first thing in the day.” Perry Owens, manager of Ottawa County Feedlot near Minneapolis, Kansas, knows this truth all too well.

Arnot Addresses ‘Big Food’ at Upson Lecture

Story and photos by Melissa Poet According to Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity (CFI), the agriculture industry has been losing consumer trust, not through government legislation, but by social control. In early March, he informed the public

Dr. Dan Thomson receives 2015 National Beef Quality Assurance Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Dan Thomson, Jones professor of veterinary medicine, director of the Beef Cattle Institute and assistant dean of outreach for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has been honored as the 2015 National Beef Quality Assurance Educator