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K-State Today

March 3, 2017



K-State Cattlemen's Day, Purebred Beef Unit dedication and Legacy Bull Sale today

By Angie Denton

The animal sciences and industry department is hosting the 104th annual Cattlemen's Day today in Weber Hall. The program starts at 10 a.m. Dedication of the new Purebred Beef Unit is at 3 p.m. and the 40th Legacy Sale is at 4 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center.

K-State's animal sciences and industry department will host Cattlemen's Day 2017 March 3 in Weber Hall. New K-State President Richard Myers will kick off the event sharing his vision for the university.

"We're excited and honored to have President Myers join us for Cattlemen's Day," said Dale Blasi, K-State professor and beef cattle extension specialist. "Following President Myers, Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, K-State professor emeritus, will share his thoughts regarding ag policy in a new federal administration. Both presentations will set the stage as we move into the program theme of 'Beef Cattle Economics Trilogy: Beef Industry Outlook, Drivers of Profitability and Better Use of Farm Management Budgets.'"

The day starts at 8 a.m. with refreshments, educational exhibits and a commercial trade show. The program begins at 10 a.m. 

Following the Cattlemen's Day sessions, the department will host a dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Beef Purebred Unit at 3 p.m. The new unit is adjacent to the Stanley Stout Center at 2230 Denison.

The 40th annual Legacy Sale will kickoff at 4 p.m. at the Stanley Stout Center. Visit asi.ksu.edu/legacysale to learn more about this year's offering and the student-managed sale.