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 K-State Research and Extension animal science is a diverse program that conducts research on animal health, breeding, and nutrition for several species. Research conducted in food science and meat science helps ensure safe, high quality food and consumer products. The extension program uses research results to provide Kansans with practical educational programs that enhance and improve current practices. 


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Virtual Chuteside Cattle Demonstration

The Kansas Beef Council partnered with Kansas State University to host a virtual chuteside cattle demonstration featuring Dr. A.J. Tarpoff, KSU Beef Extension Veterinarian. This video, using both GoPro and drone technology, showcases the key principles of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and applies them in a relatable real-world setting. Dr. A.J. Tarpoff discusses proper vaccine storage and handling, needle size, low-stress handling, and facility design while processing cattle next to the squeeze chute. Check out the video on YouTube.

Constructing Your Own Vaccination Cooler

Have you considered making your own vaccination cooler? Jody Holthaus, Meadowlark District Livestock Agent, will show you how. Check out the video on Microsoft Online.


Calculating Your Cost of Production in Beef Cow-Calf Systems

Knowing the production costs of your livestock is a prerequisite for determining how well your farm business is doing. It enables you to evaluate how efficiently resources are being used in your farm operation, to predict how your business will respond to specific changes, and how to make other useful decisions for attaining your goals. Rachael Boyle, Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent for the Phillips-Rooks District will take you through the calculations of determining your cost of production in the beef cow-calf system.

Presentation by Rachael Boyle

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Leasing Arrangements Survey

The Phillips-Rooks Extension District conducts a Leasing Arrangements Survey in the counties of Phillips and Rooks each year.  The most recent leasing survey was completed in December 2020. Each county randomly mailed 50 surveys to landowners/tenants in each of the counties with each township represented. The surveys were then compiled and summarized in individualized county reports.

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2020 Phillips County Cropland and Pasture Lease Survey Results
2020 Rooks County Cropland and Pasture Lease Survey Results






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