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BCI Hosts International Agribusiness Program

By Audrey Hambright The Beef Cattle Institute was host to a special group of guests at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in late August. The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Agribusiness program, consisting of a delegation of 22 industry specialists

Rural Practitioner

Drs. Craig & Jessica Iwanski Central Veterinary Services Stockton, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Balancing a flourishing veterinary practice plus an active family takes a lot of teamwork, something Drs. Craig and Jessica Iwanski know a thing or two about. Owners of

Producer Spotlight

Paige Pratt Johnson Farms, LLC Dwight, Kansas By Audrey Hambright For Paige Pratt, the opportunity to work together as a family and share the ranch lifestyle with her kids in the hopes they develop the same love for it as she

Inaugural Summer Scholars Program Inspires Collaboration

By Kristin Loving The first edition of the BCI’s, Summer Scholars program officially wrapped up on Friday, August 12th, with presentations by eight students. Each student received a $3,500 stipend to conduct a research project related to the program’s theme “Antimicrobial

BCI Launches Pregnancy Analytics Mobile App

A new mobile app developed by the BCI allows producers and veterinarians to manage pregnancy diagnosis information on cattle herds. By Audrey Hambright The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University is making it easier for producers and veterinarians to manage

Systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness of viral vaccines for mitigation of bovine respiratory disease complex

Viral vaccines are commonly used to reduce risk from bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlot cattle upon arrival. The purpose of this study was to systematically review available literature on the effectiveness of viral antigen vaccines to reduce the morbidity

Evaluating multiple risk factors for bovine respiratory disease of feedlot cattle

Many different risk factors combine to cause bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlot cattle. A group of researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia recently published a series of papers that investigated how different management options impacted the risk

Student Spotlight

Elliott J. Dennis Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee What is your degree program and anticipated graduation date? PhD in Agricultural Economics, May 2019 Leadership activities: Treasurer of Graduate Student Council; Committee Member Graduate Student Case Study Competition Student Position: Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Ted Schroeder

In Research

Economic Impacts of Food and Drug Administration Veterinary Feed Directive Rules on Beef Cattle Sector By Emilie Herbst The cattle industry has faced a great deal of public scrutiny, especially when it comes to antibiotics. Due to this the FDA has

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Trent Fox Veterinary research and consulting businesses Hays, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Dr. Trent Fox has found success in his young career in veterinary medicine with help from mentors and a steadfast belief in his goals. A native of St.

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