1. K-State home
  2. »Research and Extension
  3. »Meadowlark
  4. »Livestock & Natural Resources

Meadowlark District

Contact us

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to Noon
12:30 to 4:30 PM

Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W Fifth St.
Holton, KS   66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125
Fax: 785-364-4775

Oskaloosa Office
P.O. Box 326
100 E Washington
Oskaloosa, KS  66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212
Fax: 785-863-3511

Seneca Office
1615 Branch St.
Seneca, KS  66538-1504
Phone: 785-336-2184
Fax: 785-336-6060


Livestock and Natural Resources

Meadowlark Extension District provides science-based, objective information to help farmers and ranchers make informed decisions about raising livestock sustainably, while protecting our natural resources.


KSU Beef
KSU Beef Cattle Institute
Beef Improvement Federation
American Sheep Industry
American Goat Federation
Kansas Dairy Association
KSU Swine
What to do with Dead Livestock
Fly Control
Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Brochure
EHM Frequently Asked Questions
Avian Influenza
MARC Heat Index for Livestock
Beef Sire Selection Guide

Natural Resources

Weather Data Library - Mesonet
Blue Green Algae Jar Test
Blue Green Algae Study
Aquatic Weed Control
Private Drinking Water Wells
Testing of Private Water Wells
Kansas Center for Ag Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Farm Management

Custom Rates
Leasing      Landowlner Permission Cards
Beef Basis


Kansas Hay Market Report
Kansas Hay Exchange
Kansas Grazing Exchange
Crop Residue Exchange
Forage Sampling Procedures
National Forage Testing Association
Broomsedge Bluestem

News Articles

Put Hay to Work For Feed, Shelter, & Fuel Savings
Will Cows Eat Corn Stalk Bales?
Learn To Delegate
Swath Grazing
Fall Grazing of Alfalfa
Soybean Residue, A Forage Crop?
Managing Reproduction Questions In Fall Calving Herds
What's The Value of Heifers???
Why Is This Cow Open?
Small Grain Cereals for Pasture
Programs for Dairy Producers
Reducing Stress at Weaning
Investing in the Operation
Setting Records Isn't Always Positive
Thinking vs Reacting
Grazing Conference Ruminations
When to Pull the Bull?
Turnips, Not Just For The Garden
Nitrate Poisoning in Livestock
Alternative For Coping With Short Pasture
Cull Cow Marketing
Livestock Quality Concerns
Livestock Water Requirements
Problematic Pinkeye     Audio References
Proper Hay Storage Benefits
Calm Cattle Pay      Audio Version
Beware of the Hazards of Plants to Livestock
Tick Talk
Are You Ready For June 11?     Audio Version     Video Version
Estrus Synchronization & AI Protocols
Small Ruminant Basics
Livestock Injection Basics
Processing Calves at Turnout     
Watch for Grass Tetany This Spring     Branding Time Audio File
Bull Breeding Soundness Exam
Successful Horse Grazing      Reference Publication
Chicks; More Than a Secular Easter Icon
Moisture in Sheep Barns
What Can You Afford To Spend On A Bull?
Lice in Winter
Pond Ecology & Management
Selection Indexes, Production Data or EPD's??
Does Your Stocking Rate Need Adjusting?
How Far Should Cattle Walk to Water?
Limited Forage Availability, Now What?
Lambing & Kidding Reminders
Cold Hardy Cattle   Audio File
What is an EPD?
Where Have All The Eggs Gone?
Winter Vitamin A and E for Beef Cows
Winter Mineral Nutrition
What's Your CRP Forage Worth?     Audio File
Livestock Risk Protection - Management Considerations
Geotextile Fabric

Using Geotextile Fabrics for Feeding & Traffice Surfaces

Economics of Winter Protein Supplementation
Cowherd Supplement Considerations
Can We Feed Through Winter?
Nitrates & Prussic Acid
Bovine Anaplasmosis
Veterinary Feed Directive
Body Condition Score

BCS Beef
BCS Goats
BCS Sheep
BCS Swine

Evaluating the Mouths You Feed
Early Weaning Benefits to Cows
Economic & Environmental Sustainability for Generations
Woody Expansion is a National Rangeland Crisis
     E-1054-WoodyEncroachment Publication
     Threat reduction video
Take Away From a Trip to Nebraska
Forage Sampling & Analysis
Value of Early Pregnancy Detection
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2
Meat Yield of a Carcass
     Tennessee Beef Publication
     Oklahoma Pork Publication
     Wisconsin Sheep Publication
Heat Stress in Livestock
Ammoniating Low Quality Forages

Informational Videos

Forage Sampling & Nutritional Analysis
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
     Part 4
     Part 5
     Part 6
Fish and Weed Management in Kansas Ponds
Pond Management for Livestock


Ross Mosteller 

Ross Mosteller

District Agent - Livestock & Natural Resources
Seneca Office
1500 Community Dr
Seneca, KS  66538
Phone:  785-336-2184
Fax:  785-336-6060