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Meadowlark District

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Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W. 5th
Holton, KS  66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125

Oskaloosa Office
PO Box 326
100 E. Washington
Oskaloosa, KS 66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212

Seneca Office
1500 Community Dr
Seneca, KS 66538-9808
Phone: 785-336-2184


Livestock and Natural Resources



We provide science based, objective information about raising livestock sustainably, while protecting our natural resources.


Leg & Hoof Problems
Frequently Asked Questions

Equine Herpesvirus Brochure

Counter Publications


Broomsedge Bluestem
What to do with Dead Livestock

Fly Control
Division of Animal Health Letter
2018 Custom Rates for Kansas

Natural Resources

Blue Green Algae Test
Aquatic Weed Control
Private Drinking Water Wells
Testing of Private Water Wells

Weekly News Articles by Category


Fences in Kansas
Stink Stank Stunk

Weather Old Wives Tales

Hated Grunt Job #1
Do Darts Deliver?
Drought Continues

Livestock & Drought Conditions

Stockpiling Tall Fescue - Start Planning Now

He who stirs the pot, needs to lick the spoon


Fly Control

Life Lessons At The Fair

To Dart or Not to Dart
The Simple Life

Adaptation to Survive



Cattle are Upcyclers
Calving Book-Draw the Line

Whine or Wine?

A Whole Lotta Hoopla

Confined Cow Calf Operations

Stretching Hay Supplies

Cow needs depend upon many factors
Migration of Cattle from Pasture to Home
Preg Check Your Cows
Magic Potions
Old World Bluestem grasses

Methane Emissions

Hay Management
May is Beef Month

Out to Grass

Cattle are Upcyclers

Tonight's Special is Rocky Mountain Oysters
Different Types of Beef
Bull Battery
The start of the third trimester

Put the farm to bed
Know your cover crops before grazing
Ode to a Cow

Nature of the Beast

Cattle Handling Facility Designs Publication

Early Preg Check on Heifers

Effects of Temperature & Temperature-Humidity on Pregnancy Rate in Beef Cows
Summer is Half Over
Most Favored Herd Cow
Life Skills
May is Beef Month
Something to be Said!
Bull Buying Season
Cattle Temperament
Cattle Working Facilities
Record Keeping Time
Growth Promotants in Beef
May is Beef Month!
How Kansas Winters Impact Livestock


Brutal Calving Season
Planning for Spring Calving Herds
Weaning Calves
Research on Calf Castration
Wildfires & Suckling Calf Implants
No Pinocchio Stories
Weaning Time
Implants in Nursing Calves
Tube Feeding 101
Body Condition Scores for Calves

Dairy Cows

June is Dairy Month
Dairy Farming Noble Tradition
June is Dairy Month - Dairy Workshop
June is Dairy Month!
Basic Dairy Needs

Farm Finance

Planning for Farm and Ranch Succession Information
Lease Agreements
The Cost of Leasing Land


The Highs and Lows
Multii-species Grazing can improve utilization of pastures
Green Pastures
When to start grazing cool-season pastures
Don't talk politics & religion
Where does your food come from?
How the reindeer do it

Why You Should Care About Antibiotic Resistance
Peanut Butter Balls & Genes
Comparing Protein Costs
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Natural Resources

Energy Fair
Of All The Crazy Things
Blue-Green Algae
Blue-Green Take Away
Custom Rates & Blue Green Algae
Moss & Algae on Ponds & Tanks
Yucky Water
Fair Time & Blue-Green Algae


Everything but the Squeal


Post Traumatic Snow Disorder
Does History Repeat?
Grazing Plan
What does it cost?
Lease 101
From Llamas to Lodging
Sunshine on my shoulder
Grazing School 16 in the books!
Eastern Kansas Grazing School
Passing Down the Farm


Testing Forages

Water Wednesday

soil cleans water

News Releases in Week Order

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Jody Holthaus

Jody Holthaus
District Agent - Livestock & Natural Resources
Holton Office
114 W. 5th St.
Holton, KS  66436
Phone:  785-364-4125
Fax:  785-364-4775