Month: June 2015

BCI Student Spotlight

Joshua Haynes Hometown: Junction City, KS Major: Animal Sciences & Industry – Pre-Veterinary Medicine Time at the BCI: Started at beginning of the spring semester Responsibilities: Updating the BQA modules What have you learned from the BCI? I learn things about the welfare and

Record Number of BQA Certifications

by Melissa Sandfort, Beef Board More than 2,100 producers across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified thanks to the recent program supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). That is the highest number in the program’s four-year history, and

BCI Undergraduate Student Presents Research on Effectiveness of Multimedia Training Modules, Receives Award

Symposium creates opportunity for minority students to display research in their field of interest. by Alyssa Toillion Socorro Martinez, senior in animal sciences and industry, proudly represented the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at the 15th Annual Developing Scholars Program (DSP)

In Research: Current Feedlot Cattle Health and Well-Being Program Recommendations Made by Veterinary Consultants in the United States and Canada

by Dr. Tiffany Lee Consulting feedlot veterinarians routinely give recommendations to feedlot employees and managers on all areas of cattle health and welfare. Most of these recommendations are based on the veterinarians’ field experience and knowledge of published, peer-reviewed literature.

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Trent Glick Wetmore Veterinary Service Wetmore, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Dr. Trent Glick of Wetmore Veterinary Service in Wetmore, Kansas, attributes his decision to become a veterinarian from the role models he had as a youth. “Drs. Bill and Laura Moreland, Dr.

Producer Spotlight

Galen Fink Fink Beef Genetics Randolph, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Fink Beef Genetics may have started small, but the use of innovative techniques combined with the will to survive on a lifestyle they love has led to a successful operation.

BCI Cofounds Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

by Elsie Suhr The Beef Cattle Institute recently became a founding member of the United States Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB). USRSB’s mission is to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in U.S. beef sustainability through leadership, innovation, multi-stakeholder engagement

BCI Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Premier Beef Nutrition Conference

By Audrey Hambright Dan Frese, graduate student of the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, was recognized for research conducted on cattle handling techniques at the Plains Nutrition Council (PNC) Spring Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in April.

International Food Group Representatives Tour Kansas Feedlots

By Audrey Hambright In April, the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University was host to two representatives from Jerónimo Martins, a Portugal-based international group operating in food distribution, food manufacturing and service sectors. Jerónimo Martins is one of