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BCI Staff Member Awarded Federal Stipend to Support Field Experience

By Joe Montgomery Alyssa Toillion, a Master of Public Health student at Kansas State University, is the recipient of a $1,500 stipend through the Midwestern Public Health Training Center to support her field placement project for her degree. The Midwestern

Genetic analysis of feet and leg traits in beef cattle

A variety of conformational imperfections in the feet and leg structure of beef cattle have been documented over time. While subtle changes in the feet and leg quality from optimum may have little effect on longevity or productivity of beef

Correlation between docility and reproductive success

Optimizing reproductive success in a cattle herd can be a difficult task to manage due to all the factors that play into the success or failure of each service. The weather, forage availability, and management decisions all play important roles,

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Randall Norton Walnut Fork Veterinary Service Utica, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Dr. Randall Norton, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine alum, places high value on relationships with clients in his role as a rural practitioner. A native of Ness

Producer Spotlight

Virgil Huseman Huseman Ranch Ellsworth, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Many agricultural ventures are successful because they are family operations. Huseman Ranch is no different. Virgil Huseman of Huseman Ranch near Ellsworth, Kansas has a strong background in agriculture and Kansas State

Calving Schools to be Held Across Kansas

Calving schools to be held across Kansas with Dr. A.J. Tarpoff, Extension Beef Veterinarian, Kansas State University Jan. 4: Seward County, Seward Activity Center Liberal Jan. 5: Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Syracuse Jan. 5: Finney County Fairgrounds *** evening Jan. 11:

BCI Adds Resources for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

With a Jan. 1, 2017, deadline looming, veterinarians and producers now have more resources available to help them comply with the Veterinary Feed Directive being issued by the Food and Drug Administration. In response to increasing demand, the Beef Cattle

Beef Consulting Veterinarian Feed Directive Preparedness Survey

Emilie Herbst, Ted C. Schroeder, Brad White, and Robert Larson Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University Background The beef cattle industry is facing considerable public scrutiny regarding antibiotic use. Concerns regarding perceived over-use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance has

Using accelerometers to predict bull behavior in multiple-sire pastures

Progeny data from multiple sire pastures indicates a single bull sires a larger proportion of calves compared to other bulls within the same pasture. The reason behind this is thought to be linked to behavior among the bulls. The only

Wearable Technologies to Monitor Bovine Respiratory Disease

New human wearable monitoring technologies are released daily it seems. The advent of wearable technologies is also paving the future for animal health monitoring, especially as researchers look for more objective morbidity measures and as producers seek to adjust cattle

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