Month: December 2015

Student Spotlight

Bobbi Shanks Hometown: Columbus, Kansas What year are you? 3rd year What is your degree program and anticipated graduation date?  Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, May 2017 Leadership activities: President, Student Chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners What’s the

Upson Lecture Series: Crossing Mountains

Food for Thought Group welcomed Vance Crowe as a featured speaker in the Upson Lecture Series. Story and photos by Melissa Poet, student writer Farmers and ranchers have the ability to grow safe food for a hungry world by being

In Research: Calving Distributions of Individual Bulls in Multiple-Sire Pastures

By Kaitlynn Abell, DVM It has been well documented and practiced to place multiple bulls in a breeding pasture during a given breeding season. Reproductive performance has been documented on bulls in multiple-sire pastures at the US Meat Animal Research Center

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Lee Penner Penner Veterinary Service Manhattan, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Dr. Lee Penner, a native of Hillsboro, Kansas, brought together his experience in teaching, the love of outdoors and ultimate love of human and animal health full circle to create

Producer Spotlight

JD Russell Spring Creek Ranch Eureka, Kansas By Audrey Hambright JD Russell, manager of the Spring Creek Ranch division of Matador Cattle Company located near Eureka, Kansas, has worked for the Matador Ranch entity for 28 years in several different capacities.

Checkoff Logs Record Number of BQA Certifications!

By Melissa Sandfort, Beef Board More than 2,300 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, thanks to the latest “free-certification” supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). That is the highest number in the program’s five-year history and

K-State College of Veterinary Medicine tabs Brad White as interim director for BCI

By Joseph Montgomery In October, the College of Veterinary Medicine appointed Brad White as the interim director for the Beef Cattle Institute. Under the previous leadership of Dan Thomson, a world-renowned beef cattle expert, the BCI grew to become an international resource