The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a cow-calf conference for veterinarians and producers on Friday, Jan. 11. The conference is designed to advance knowledge of reproduction, calving, and calf care in breeding herds. 

The content of the conference is specifically geared toward simultaneous exchange of information among ranch owners, ranch hands, and veterinarians. University faculty and staff will present topics at the forefront of breeding herds.

Topics include supplementing cows and heifers on moderate to poor quality winter forage, selection to improve feed efficiency, management plans to prevent calf scours, current thinking on parasite control and use of a new BVD management tool in cow-calf herds, nutrition, breeding, calving and disease management for application to the breeding herd.  

Speakers include Dr. Bob Weaber, Dr. Mike Sanderson, Dr. Brad White, Dr. Bob Larson, Dr. Gretchen Grissett, Dr. Dan Thomson, Dr. Sheila Laflin, Dr. Matt Meisner, Dr. Sherri Merrill, Dr. Mike Apley and Dr. Pat Payne.

The conference will be held in Frick Auditorium in Mosier Hall of Kansas State University. Contact hours for veterinarians are 7.5 hours.

For more information or to register for the conference, contact the office of events at 785-532-4528 or visit