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Upcoming Programs

Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day - March 19, 2022 - Register HERE

On March 19, 2022, Kansas State University will be hosting the Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day in Weber Hall on campus. This family event will be a fun-filled, educational day of activities in which youth, parents, sheep project leaders, and extension agents can expand their knowledge of youth sheep projects. Presentations and demonstrations by K-State faculty, staff, K-State livestock judging team members, and guest speakers will cover topics including project selection, nutrition and feeding, facilities, health, reproduction, meat science, wool, clipping and grooming, showmanship, and youth livestock quality assurance training. This event is designed for all ages and skill levels. An optional YQCA certification session will be offered at the end of the day.

Sheep and Goat Management Series - March 30, 2022 - Register HERE

The 2022 Sheep and Goat Management Series will be held on March 30th at the Ottawa County Courthouse in Minneapolis, KS from 5:30-8:45pm. Cost is $5.

Topics and speakers include:

Health, Nutrition, and Management Considerations for a Sheep and Meat Goat Enterprise – Dr. Alison Crane, KSU Sheep and Meat Goat Extension Specialist

Managing Predation - Dr. Drew Ricketts, KSU Wildlife Management Extension Specialist

Vaccine Storage and Handling Justine Henderson, Central Kansas District Livestock Production Extension Agent

30 - minute Q & A Session

Past Program Recordings

Pasture Management and Weed Control - watch HERE

Topics covered:
- Pasture management guidelines
- Grazing strategies
- Weed control recommendations and identification
Cattle Marketing and Tax Program - watch HERE
Topics covered:
-Marketing calves at fall weaning then wintering them for the spring market
-End of the year tax planning
Cattle Conversation Series
  • February 4th - Understanding pregnancy loss with Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek - watch HERE
  • February 11th - Post-calving nutrition with Dr. Blasi - watch HERE
  • February 18th - Post-calving health and vaccinations with Dr. AJ Tarpoff - watch HERE
  • February 25th - EPD and sire selection with Clint Laflin- Watch HERE

Cattle Conversation Series - Part 2

  • April 1st - Spring Burning Practices with Walter Fick - Watch HERE
  • April 8th - Thistle and Old World Bluestems with Keith Harmony - HERE
  • April 15th - Troubleshooting Pasture Lameness with AJ Tarpoff - HERE
  • April 22nd - Green Algae Research/Studies with Jody Holthaus - HERE
  • April 29th - Providing adequate water to grazing livestock with Will Boyer and Ron Graber - HERE