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Southeast Research-Extension Center

Beef Cattle Production 

Research at the Southeast Research and Extension area has focused primarily on practical cattle management practices for tame grasses.  Types of research include:

  • Supplementation effects on cattle gains while grazing different varieties of fescue
  • Supplementation effects on cattle gains while grazing bromegrass
  • Effects of legumes interseeded in fescues and bermudagrass pastures
  • Effects of cattle gains while grazing crabgrass and bermudagrass that has been interseeded with winter wheat
  • Whole systems research that evaluates how stocker cattle management may impact finishing cattle performance and carcass composition
  • Evaluation of selectivity of cover crops for grazing cattle
  • Re-evaluation of nitrate toxicity with cover crops
  • Chelated minerals for spring calving operations on fescue
  • Spices in minerals for cattle gains, fly control, and tick management

 Extension

Extension and outreach at this location provide a connection between research conducted in this area, around the state, and even around the wold, to help cattle producers make informed decisions for their operation.  A short list of services offered at this location include:

  • Nutrition and diet formulation
  • Annual forages for cattle discussion
  • Tours of facility and cattle
  • Field days
  • Articles for newspapers, radio interviews, and published extension guides
  • Public presentations
  • Cooperate with 4-H and FFA programs in the area for cattle and forage management demonstrations, research projects, and public speaking competitions

 Video presentations

Dr. Dale Blasi, extension beef specialist and stocker cattle nutritionist from Kansas State University gave a talk at the Tamegrass Stocker Field Day, February 20,2020, entitled "Limit feeding stocker cattle".  If you missed the presentation, or would like to watch it again, here is the link to the video.  For questions about the event please contact jkj@ksu.edu.  If you have questions about the content of limit feeding stocker cattle, please contact Dr. Blasi directly at dblasi@ksu.edu.

Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek, Assistant Professor and Director of Production Field Investigations with Kansas State University Veterinary College gave a talk at the Tamegrass Stocker Field Day entitled, "Worms and wormers for Stocker Cattle". If you missed the presentation or would like to watch it again, here is the link to the video.  For questions about the event please contact jkj@ksu.edu.  If you have questions about the content of the presentation contact Dr. Hanzliceck directly at gahanz@vet.k-state.edu. 

Dr. Paul Beck, Associate Professor and extension beef specialist with Oklahoma State University gave a talk at the Tamegrass Stocker Field day entitled, "Cattle Management on Tamegrass: Bermuda and Fescue".  The entire presentation can be found in this video.

Podcast

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Can be found on the platforms iTunes, Spotifiy, and Google Podcasts, a weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, Dr. Js Beef will address management practices for beef cattle producers and forage management.  All episodes can be found at the website https://drjsbeef.libsyn.com/.  Below is a list of the episodes. New episodes are added on Tuesdays at noon.

Supplementary slide-decks for podcasts

The Powerpoint slides that complement the August 6, 2021 podcast by Dr. Jaymelynn Farney talking about Spices/essential oils in grazing cattle for gains and insect control can be found here

Powerpoint slides for Dr. Bruno Pedreira podcast (August 10, 2021) can be found here.  He talks about hay feild management and fertility on crabgrass and bermudagrass.

Slides from Scott Clawsons podcast (August 19, 2021) can be found here.  He talks about market positioning options for cow-calf producers including LRP. bred cow marketing based on age, and strategic replacement decisions.

Slide deck for Lane Egger's presentation about quality and consumer preference with alternative ground beef versus varying types of ground beef can be found here.  This is a supplement to the August 24, 2021 Dr. Js Beef podcast.

Contact Information

 

Farney, Jamelynn

Dr. Jaymeylynn Farney
25092 Ness Rd.         
P.O.Box 316
Parsons, KS  67357
(P) 620-421-4826 x17
(F) 620-421-0136
jkj@ksu.edu

 

Heifer Program

The Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Program is a joint effort between K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to provide research-based best management protocols for beef cattle producers. This program is for Kansas producers who want to improve their management techniques and marketability of heifers.

With the reduction in total cows numbers occurring in the United States, cattle producers who offer a value-added product have the opportunity to be at the fore-front of filling this void in cow numbers.