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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439
785-472-4442  

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

eID Technology

The eID tag partnership with AllflexUSA and K-State Research and Extension is important. Through tagging with eID tags we are:

  • Capturing retention data in regards to industry standards (feedlots, heifer development, sire collection facilities, etc.)
  • Capturing infection rate, replacement rate, and any unknown losses
  • Ease of technology use (is it user friendly)

These are a few of the items that I capture each year and turn in my report to AllflexUSA and KSRE for their continuing research to the industry. I keep detailed records as we tag 4-H animals, as well as, the records of the producers we are working with when utilizing the eID technology and tags.

The 2015 Year
  • Steer Weigh-In was a success even with last minute date changes due to weather. Both Ellsworth and Russell area members doubled their entries from last year!
  • Swine tagging was done throughout April at individual locations due to the PPDv virus (we have had 2 swine breeds in our District with the virus); which involved many evenings, late nights, and weekends to carry out this tagging procedure. Swine numbers are up in the Ellsworth area and down in the Russell area.
  • Sheep, Goats, and Bucket Calves- two days back to back of small animal weigh in and Quality Assurance training; the sheep and goat numbers are approximately the same from last year. Bucket calves are lower.

                                

 

Livestock Production Agent
309 S Fossil 
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157

 

beef tag

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