Beef Cattle Meetings scheduled for Feb. 22 and March 7

In partnership with affiliated beef businesses, K-State Research and Extension’s Wildcat District is hosting two upcoming meetings that will provide relevant and reliable information for area cattlemen.

Beef Cattle health is the focus of the meeting set for Feb. 22 at the Independence Civic Center. The program kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with registration and a chance to visit booths of trade show exhibitors. The formal program begins at 6 p.m. and will include speakers from the K-State Research and Extension, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and Montgomery County Veterinarians. The first session will be an “Ask the Vet” panel discussion and will feature presentations on “Managing Leukosis” and “Dealing with External Parasites of Cattle.” Montgomery County Veterinarians as well as numerous other cattle related businesses are sponsoring this meeting.

The March 7 meeting will focus on pasture management and anaplasmosis. It is being held at the Fredonia Livestock Auction, located at 360 Madison Street in Fredonia. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a meal sponsored by the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Wildcat Extension District livestock agent Keith Martin will discuss common pasture problems such as fescue endophyte, sericea lespedeza and broomsedge bluestem. Gregg Hanzlicek, DVM, director of the K-State Vet Diagnostic Lab, will discuss strategies to manage anaplasmosis.

Both of these meetings have sponsored meals that will require pre-registration. Please make meal reservations at least three business days prior to these meetings by calling either the Wildcat Extension District, Independence office at 620-331-2690 or the Altamont office at 620-784- 5337. Information about these meetings and others sponsored by the Wildcat District is available at You can also contact Keith Martin, Livestock and Forage Agent at [email protected] or 620-784-5337.