University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma from Aug. 6-9.

MU Extension Livestock Specialist Patrick Davis said the tour offers an opportunity to see several cattle operations to help them manage herds better, avoid disease conditions and make herds more profitable. Registration deadline is July 15.

Tour stops will include Neosho Valley Feeders in Parsons, Kansas, and Kansas State Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons. The tour then moves to Southeast Kansas Genetics in Galesburg followed by at stop at AGCO manufacturing (hay equipment) in Hesston and Mushrush Red Angus Cattle’s main enterprise which consists of 750 registered Red Angus Cows. Pioneer Woman Mercantile in the heart of Osage County, Okla. will be a fun stop followed by a visit to Langford Hereford ranch, Okmulgee, Okla. The tour concludes with visits to Dismukes Angus and Charolais Ranch, Checotah, Okla., Thorne Land and Cattle, Inc., Adair, Okla. and the 15,000-acres of Spur Angus Ranch, Vinita, Okla.

Registration for the tour is $375 per person and includes bus transportation and double occupancy hotel rooms.  The participants pay meals during the trip.  Payment for the tour is payable by July 15 to MU Extension, Hickory County, 203 Cedar Street, Hermitage, MO 65668.

For more information, contact MU Extension agronomy specialist Terry Halleran at 417–745–6767, livestock specialist Gene Schmitz at 660–438–5012 or Davis, 417–276–3313.