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Producer Spotlight

Matt Perrier Dalebanks Angus Eureka, Kansas By Audrey Hambright Matt Perrier of Dalebanks Angus, is truly in the business of giving both the customer – and the consumer – what they want. A 1996 graduate of Kansas State University, Perrier quickly

Storytelling with Big Data

By Audrey Hambright Producers and veterinarians are continually looking for a more efficient way to manage records for their cow herds and health programs. Technology in its constant evolution has provided new ways to manage and collect data, but how can

Managing Pinkeye in the Cow Herd

By A.J. Tarpoff D.V.M., M.S., Beef Extension Veterinarian, Kansas State University Pinkeye (Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis) can be a costly disease for cattle producers during the summer and early fall in Kansas. Understanding the cause, signs, treatment, and prevention of this disease

BCI Research Update: Cow-Calf Management Strategies to Impact Sustainability of the Beef Industry

Management decisions in the cow-calf sector can alter the sustainability of the beef industry by impacting land usage, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions. Cattle producers need to be profitable to maintain their livelihoods, but also need to sustain the

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