Cattlemen’s drought management meeting set for April 30

A drought management meeting for area cattlemen will be held April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 600 Monroe St., Rolla, Kansas. The meeting will focus on making cattle herd management decisions during times of drought. 

Topics will include Reducing Herd Size vs. Feeding Cattle through a Drought; Developing Rations for Supplementing a Cow Herd on Pasture; The Economics of Haying a Wheat Crop for Use as Supplemental Feed; and Pasture Insurance Programs.

Speakers will include Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist; Justin Waggoner, Kansas State University Extension beef nutritionist; and Monte Vandeveer, KSU Extension agricultural economist.

The meeting is sponsored jointly by Morton and Stevens County offices of K-State Research and Extension. A meal will be provided. Participants are asked to RSVP by April 27 to 620-544-4359 or 620-697-2558.