OSWEGO - Percentage of calves weaned is the one of the primary factors that determines the profitability of a cow calf enterprise. A Calving Management School which will focus on best management practices to reduce calving losses is set for Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Oswego Community Center, which is located at the corner of Union and North Street on the Labette County Fairgrounds, in Oswego. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a meal, and is sponsored by K – State Research & Extension’s Cherokee County and Wildcat Districts.

Keith Martin, Wildcat Extension District livestock agent, will begin the meeting with a discussion on ways to ensure that newborn calves get a sufficient amount of colostrum. The featured speaker will be Dr. A. J. Tarpoff, KSU Extension Beef Veterinarian. Utilizing a life size model cow, Dr. Tarpoff will discuss and demonstrate various calving difficulty situations, proper correction and calving assistance procedures.

Cost for this meeting is $10 which is payable at the door. To aid in meal planning for this meeting please contact either the Cherokee County office at (620)429–3849 or the Wildcat District’s, Altamont office at (620)784-5337 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2.