NDSU Feedlot School set for Jan 22-23
NDSUs Carrington Research Extension Center has scheduled its annual NDSU Feedlot School for Jan. 22-23, 2013.
The intensive course is for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and anyone else interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing.
Cattle feeding is a multifaceted business, says Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock specialist at the center. While delivering a timely, balanced ration to the cattle is a major segment of the business, resource and risk management are paramount. With a new packing plant operating in Aberdeen, S.D., there may be an increase in cattle fed to finish. However, the backgrounding feeders will continue to be a strong industry in North Dakota.
The school also will include a commercial feedlot tour and a tour of the Research Extension Centers livestock facilities.
For more information about the course or to register, contact Foster County Extension agent Joel Lemer at 701-652-2581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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