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Livestock

Agriculture is very important to the economy of the counties in the Frontier Extension District. The agronomic value of crops and livestock in the district is nearly 250 million dollars. This comes from 615,000 acres of cropland and 530,000 acres of pasture and hay ground. Approximately half the value of production is from crops and half from livestock.

Beef cattle are the predominant livestock species within the district. From the counties in the Frontier Extension District, there are nearly 120,000 head of beef cattle. Of those, 40,000 head are cows and the remainder are calves, stocker cattle, and fed cattle. Dairy, swine, goats, and poultry production also add to the economic impact of agriculture to the district.

*Information from Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service and the 2012 Census


2020 Beef Stocker Field Day

Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among topics planned for the 2019 Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, September 19.

20th Annual Beef Stocker Field Day

Beef Stocker Field Day Registration Link


Beef Production and the Working Cowdog

 Border Collie

Sponsor Registration

Producer Registration


KOFO Radio Segments

Large Round Bale Hay Storage
Management Tips for Round Hay Bales: System Selection, Harvesting, Moving and Storing
Buckbrush, Rough Leaf Dogwood & Smooth Sumac Control
Calving Season Challenges
Early Weaning
Hair Shedding Scores: A tool to select heat tolerant cattle
Drought?  Be Thinking Ahead
Using Estrus Synchronization Protocols with Natural Service Sires
Reducing animals' stress during cold periods is a key goal

Rod

Rod Schaub
District Extension Agent
Livestock Production
785-828-4438
rschaub@ksu.edu