Month: February 2016

In Research

Bovine Respiratory Disease and Antimicrobial Resistance By Keith D. DeDonder, DVM, PhD Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains a major disease both from an economic and an animal welfare standpoint in beef production systems.  Antimicrobial administration is a mainstay in both

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Brendan Kraus Spur Ridge Veterinary Hospital Marion, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Finding a great mentor for guidance in a career path can prove to be tremendously beneficial. Dr. Brendan Kraus, Spur Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Marion, Kansas, was lucky enough

Producer Spotlight

Brian Hagedorn Kansas Bull Development Wamego, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Awareness of industry issues and open communications has allowed Brian Hagedorn, owner/manager of Kansas Bull Development near Wamego, Kansas, to succeed with a unique operation. Hagedorn’s growing interest in agriculture started

Student Spotlight

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

BQA partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. provides free certification through April 15

By Melissa Jackson, Beef Board During the 2016 Annual Cattle Industry Convention, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announced a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) free-certification period — from now through April 15. Beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free

Calving Management Schools a Success for Second Year

By Audrey Hambright For the second year in a row, the Beef Cattle Institute teamed up with K-State Research and Extension to host 11 calving management schools in the state of Kansas throughout December and January. Dr. Dave Rethorst, outreach director