Month: June 2016

Student Spotlight

Tara Fountain Hometown: Thompson, Missouri What is your degree program and anticipated graduation date? Dual-Degree Program—CVM Class of 2020 and Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Program Leadership activities: Co-Chair for the Leadership segment of the AIJCA Junior National Planning Committee Project focus for

BCI’s Beef Scholars program provides opportunities for students, resources for beef industry

By Audrey Hambright Eight Kansas State University students from majors across campus are serving as the inaugural participants in the Beef Cattle Institute’s Beef Scholars program this summer. With new initiatives in decision tools and big data analytics, the Beef Cattle

In Research

Infrared Thermography as a Diagnostic Test to Predict Heat Stress Events in Feedlot Cattle By Ellen M Unruh, BS; Miles E. Theurer, DVM, PhD; Brad J. White, DVM, MS; Robert L. Larson, DVM, PhD; James S. Drouillard, PhD; Nora Schrag,

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Charles Luke Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital Beloit, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Practitioners at Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital near Beloit, Kansas have brought new meaning to family business. Veterinarian Dr. Charles Luke and his wife Jeanette, a registered veterinary technician,

Producer Spotlight

Shawn Tiffany Tiffany Cattle Company Herington, Kansas By Audrey Hambright For Shawn Tiffany of Tiffany Cattle Company, success on the operation is defined by their customer’s success. “A complete cattle feeding and marketing service” as noted on their website, was

Beef Sustainability Knowledge Summit Encourages People to Empower and Engage

By Audrey Hambright A diverse group of beef producers, veterinarians and agricultural economists gathered to discuss opportunities in the beef industry at the Beef Sustainability Knowledge Summit hosted by the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State and K•Coe Isom at the K-State

International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium Showcases Research and Initiates Conversation for Industry Topics

By Audrey Hambright The 5th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare welcomed an innovative group of beef industry enthusiasts who gathered to discuss and learn about the current and emerging welfare issues that face the industry. Hosted by the Beef Cattle

BCI Research Update: Restrictive Farming Practices

Increasingly, some food companies are responding to perceived consumer preferences or activist groups by restricting certain production practices and offering products produced only under specific processes. Similarly, policy makers domestically and globally are assessing food production practice market access restrictions.

BCI Research Update: Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a high profile and growing concern in veterinary medicine. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is one of the major health problems in the beef industry that is commonly addressed by treatment with antimicrobial agents. Researchers at the College