Month: August 2015

BCI Student Spotlight

Mark Spare Hometown: Ashland, Kansas Major: Veterinary Medicine Time at BCI: 1.5 years Favorite Project: I have enjoyed working on everything we do in support of the beef industry. What have you learned from the BCI: I have learned the

BCI Represented at International Beef Cattle Syposium

by Audrey Hambright Those who have an active part in representing and educating on practices in the beef industry know well enough that opportunities are vast and can lead you about anywhere. This summer Dr. Steve Bartle, research director, and

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Richard Heersche Wellington Animal Clinic Wellington, Kansas by Audrey Hambright Dr. Richard Heersche discovered the path to become a rural practitioner is often unchartered. After 42 years in practice with the Wellington Animal Clinic, he couldn’t imagine doing anything

Producer Spotlight

Beth Patterson Pringle Ranch & Patterson Farms Yates Center, Kansas by Audrey Hambright As a fourth-generation rancher near Yates Center, Kansas, Beth Patterson of Pringle Ranch and Patterson Farms has a deep family history rooted in Kansas agriculture. The ranch

BCI Graduate Student Awarded Dual-Degree Scholarship

College provides scholarship funding for those who pursue a dual-degree. By Audrey Hambright Earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine takes a big commitment, but some students at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine take it to the next level and

Male Cattle Management in a Modern Beef Industry

By Heather Smith Thomas Animal welfare issues are being discussed regarding the beef industry, including questions about whether we need to use pain medication when castrating calves. Dr. David Rethorst, director of outreach for the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State