Moyer Farms To Host KLA/KSU Field Day

 Moyer Farms will host the August 15 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at their stocker backgrounding operation near Emporia. Educational sessions during the field day will cover a variety of topics, while Jaret and Shawna Moyer also will share details on the systematic design of their facility.

Cassie Kniebel with the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State will lead a live demonstration on how CattleTrace is using ultra-high frequency tags and readers to collect the minimal data needed in the event of a disease outbreak. Launched in 2018, the traceability pilot project is intended to guide the development of a cost-effective national traceability program that can operate at the speed of commerce.

Also on the field day program will be K-State Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dale Blasi discussing the possible economic benefits of using drones. With drones becoming a very effective tool in crop production, ranchers now are considering what advantages the devices could bring to their operations. Blasi will explore some of the future possibilities for using drones in livestock production, as well as demonstrate the basics of drone use with a short flight.

 

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