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KCA to Attend Kansas Cattle Drive

Kansas Cattlemen's Association, Junction City, KS - Kansas Cattlemen's Association (KCA) will be attending the second Kansas Cattle Drive in Buhler, Kansas on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The event will take place at the high school, and is being organized by Reno County K-State Research and Extension.

According to the organizers, the Kansas Cattle Drive was started so that ranchers, K-State Research and Extension, the agriculture industry, FFA, and general public can all come together and learn what's happening in the beef industry across the Midwest. They are hosting ranches from across Kansas on Main Street. These ranches will bring a representation of their herds to showcase in portable catch pens near the high school.

There will be plenty to do inside or out, and the weather is expected to be warmer than average. You can visit the growing trade show while listening to live music. There will be speakers on three different stages; Chef Alli and Debbie Lyons-Blythe will conduct a cooking demonstration while talking about life on the ranch.

KCA is proud to be sponsoring Dr. Justin Talley, Oklahoma State University, who will be presenting on pests and control in beef. In addition to his presentation, Dr. Talley will also be bringing a portable lab to look at manure samples.

For more than a decade, Curt Pate has conducted demonstrations and clinics on stockmanship, colt starting, and ranch horsemanship throughout North America and Europe. A nationally recognized stockmanship instructor, Pate teaches techniques on how to put the proper pressure on cattle at a different angle and at varying amounts to help move them comfortably and without a negative experience - for the stockman or the livestock. Curt will be in the Kansas Cattle Drive's new Demo Arena twice throughout the day.

The event is free, open to the public, and great for the whole family. Children can visit the FFA Fun Zone where there will be plenty to do for all ages. Also, get your taken picture with Willie the Wildcat from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Kansas Cattle Drive Schedule - 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Trade Show/Booths Open 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Coffee Talk with Dr. William Brown- Kansas Animal Health Commissioner 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Cathy Musick - Ag in the Classroom 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cattle in pens 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Branding Demo (Arena) 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Food Trucks 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Debbie Lyons-Blythe/Chef Alli 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM K.C. Olson - Fall Burning of native pastures to control Sericea Lespedeza 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Willie the Wildcat available for photos 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM Curt Pate 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pete Gile - Music 12:30 PM - 2: 00 PM Justin Talley - Pests & Control in Beef/Manure Lab 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Product Demos 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Cathy Musick - Ag in the Classroom 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Curt Pate 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Kansas Shorthorn Assoc. Annual Meeting

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