An “Understanding Northern Feed Ingredients” short course is scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at the Northern Crops Institute in Fargo. Experts will share how to manufacture livestock feeds that take advantage of combinations of regional legumes, pulses, grains, oilseeds and co-products.
Regionally recognized nutrition faculty will discuss the use of combinatorial feeds in livestock diets. The staff at Northern Crops Institute’s Feed Production Center will demonstrate the production of these feeds and provide hands-on training opportunities.
The course is intended for feed manufacturers, livestock producers and nutritionists.
Course topics will include nutrition review; proteins and lipids; combinatorial feeds in livestock production; review of the pelleting process, including steam quality and die design; and hands-on pellet production.
All courses are contingent upon sufficient enrollment numbers. Special rates are available to groups of three or more from the same company.
Northern Crops Institute supports regional agriculture and value-added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern-grown crops. NCI is funded by the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota and commodity groups in those states and Montana.