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Farm Expo Focus: Cattle Handling

Jeff Garretson - March 30, 2016 11:51 am

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Day two of the Mid America Farm Expo is teed-up for ranchers, with a pair of seminars aimed at handling cattle.

“Years ago when I grew up it was who could yell the loudest and who could carry the hottest hot shot,” said Carl Gartner, with the Kansas State Extension.

Gartner joined in on the KSAL Morning News Wednesday with a preview of two seminars for cattle ranchers.

“Now we’ve gone clear away from that. If you treat them calmly then generally they are going to be tamer too and not trying to kick your head off,” he said.

Tom Noffsinger, DVM is presenting “Cow Herd Stockmanship” at the 4-H Building on Wednesday morning. The afternoon session, “Cattle Handling” moves into Ag Hall at 1:30pm.

“Tom is going to talk about the importance of correct handling of livestock and things that you can do with managing those animals so you get better distribution of grazing and things you can do in that way without having to use fence,” Gartner said.

The Expo is headquartered in the Bicentennial Center, with additional displays in Agricultural Hall, and Exhibition Barn at the Saline County Livestock & Expo Center.

In addition, outside exhibits are located in front of Ag Hall and on the Bicentennial Center west parking lot.

Hours are 9am-5pm today March 30th, and 9am-4pm on Thursday March 31st.

There is no charge for admission and parking is free.

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