Mark your calendars now to attend the first Southeast Kansas Cattlemen’s Conference set for Saturday, October 10, at the Oswego Community Center located next to the Labette County Fairgrounds. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and workshops and activities begin at 2 p.m and last until 7 p.m.

You will be able to attend three of the six workshops available. Workshops presented by KSU Research and Extension will include: Dennis Elbrader on “Buying Verses Raising Replacement Heifers”, and Karl Harborth on “EPD’s and Cattle Breeding”, and “Fertilization of Pastures”. There will be live cattle demonstrations with Dr. Justin Waggoner a K-State animal scientist presenting “Body Condition Score / Cattle Nutrition” and Dr. Larry Hollis, K-State beef veterinarian instructing about “Cattle Handling / Injection Sites”. Mark Nelson from Kansas Farm Bureau will present “Age and Source Verification / Co-mingling Cattle for Better Market Prices”.

Following the workshops and supper, which is provided, Dr. Mike Apley, Professor of Production Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at K-State will speak on Antibiotics and Animal Welfare Issues facing ranchers today.

Also available will be a trade show featuring many area agriculture businesses including coops, genetics suppliers, pharmaceuticals, and cattle equipment.

Be sure and tell the sponsor’s of the event how much they are appreciated, the Kansas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and K-State Research Extension for all their hard work in putting together this conference.

If you would like further information or to RSVP for supper reservations, please contact Pam at the Neosho County Farm Bureau at (620) 244-3431 or email to