K-State’s 106th annual Cattlemen’s Day set for March 1


Source: K-State

via The Fence Post - February 4, 2019


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University's Animal Sciences and Industry Department will host Cattlemen's Day 2019 on Friday, March 1 at Weber Hall in Manhattan. Brad Morgan, Performance Food Group senior director of protein, will kick off the event by discussing the potential for plant-sourced "meat" and laboratory-produced "meat" to take market share from the meat industry.


"We're excited to host the 106th rendition of our celebration of beef and the cattle industry at Kansas State University," said Dale Blasi, K-State professor and beef cattle extension specialist. "Our annual program strives to address key issues and to provide current information that keeps our industry efficient and relevant."


The day starts at 8 a.m. with refreshments, educational exhibits and a commercial trade show.


"We are proud of our allied industry trade show with more than 72 participants it provides a forum for the attendees to observe what's new in the beef industry and network key industry leaders," Blasi said.


The program begins at 10 a.m. Following Morgan's presentation, Glynn Tonsor, K-State agricultural economist, will discuss the importance of international trade as we expand the U.S. beef herd.


Lunch featuring smoked brisket will be sponsored by U.S. Premium Beef and commercial exhibitors. The afternoon sessions will feature K-State faculty and industry presentations in Weber Hall and at the Beef Stocker Unit discussing an array of topics...