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Rice County Extension to Host Winter Cow–Calf Nutrition Program


LYONS, Kan. – The Cottonwood Extension District and Rice County Extension will be hosting a Winter Cow–Calf Nutrition Program on January 31st in Lyons, KS. The program will focus on developing and maintaining proper beef cow nutrition programs coming out of a drought and going into the calving season.

Lunch will be served at promptly at noon, graciously sponsored by KSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The program will kick off at 12:30 PM with Dr. Gregg Hanzliek, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, as he discusses ‘Vitamin A considerations for Beef Cows: Important Even Under Drought Conditions’. Next, you’ll hear from Alicia Boor, Cottonwood Extension office, on ‘Vaccine Storage and Handling’. Lastly, you’ll hear from K-State Research and Extension’s new Cow- Calf Specialist, Dr. Jason Warner. Warner’s presentation will be focusing on ‘Rethinking Beef Cow Nutrition in Today’s Environment’. Speakers will stick around for a short time for any additional questions from attendees.

The program will take place at the Rice County Extension office, located at 701 E. Main street in Lyons.

For more information, or to register, contact Wendy Hughes, Rice County agent at (620) 257-5131 or [email protected]. You can also contact Alicia Boor, Cottonwood Extension District agent at 620-793-1910 or [email protected].