Today┬┤s tough economic environment for cattle producers makes each production decision more important than ever. Producers can hear about some of their options at the K-State Beef Conference Aug. 7-8 in Manhattan, Kan.

The conference will be at Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine┬┤s Frick Auditorium, located in Mosier Hall. Registration on Aug. 7 will begin at 9 a.m., and the program will start at 10 a.m.

Presentations will include information on current economic issues in beef production - including optimizing feed and forages, cattle management and supplementation strategies, and more, said Larry Hollis, K-State Research and Extension veterinarian and conference coordinator.

More information on the conference, including a printable registration form, is available online at http://www.asi.ksu.edu/ (click on "K-State Beef Conference") or by phone at 785-532-1246.