NDSU Feedlot School

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NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, 663 Highway 281 NE Carrington, ND

REGISTRATION has reached capacity. To be added to a wait list and receive advanced notice about future Feedlot Schools, please call 701-652-2951.

This intensive course is for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers, and anyone interested in learning more about feedlot productions, nutrition, waste management and marketing.

Cost: $175 for one person, $100 for each additional person from same operation. Includes meals and Feedlot School information. 

Participants must make their own lodging arrangements.

Bring your winter gear. The morning of the second day will be an outdoor classroom at our Livestock Unit. Please come prepared.

Wednesday, January 18

9:00 a.m. Introductions and Overview (Karl Hoppe)

9:15 a.m. Why Feed Cattle in North Dakota? (Karl Hoppe)

9:35 a.m. Facility Design and Equipment (Scott Ressler)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. Budgets for Different Cattle Feeding Scenarios (Bryon Parman)

11:20 a.m. Cattle Requirements and Feeding (Zac Carlson)

12:00 noon Lunch

12:45 p.m. Small Group Breakout Sessions

  • Session 1: Implants (Colin Tobin)
  • Session 2: Feed Additives (Karl Hoppe)
  • Session 3: Feed Sampling/Analysis (Janna Block)

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Small Group Breakout Sessions

  • Session 4: Alternative Market Programs (Zac Carlson)
  • Session 5: Ration Balancing (Karl Hoppe)
  • Session 6: Cattle Financing (Bryon Parmon)

6:00 p.m. Supper (Chieftain Conference Center, Tepee Room)

6:45 p.m. Beef Quality Assurance (Lisa Pederson)

7:30 p.m. Feedlot Diseases and Treatments (Jerry Stokka)

8:30 p.m. Q&A / Discussion

Thursday, January 19

8:00 a.m. NDSU Carrington REC Livestock Unit Low-Stress Working Facilities (Colin Tobin), 
Feed Mill (Tim Schroeder), Feed Bunk / Manure Reading (Schroeder, Tobin)

9:15 a.m. Bunk Reading and Feed Delivery (Karl Hoppe)

9:30 a.m. Manure and Nutrient Management (Mary Keena)

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Livestock Outlook (Tim Petry)

11:15 a.m. Price Protection with Hedging and LRP (Tim Petry)

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Carcass Quality and Marketing on the Grid (Rob Maddock)

2:40 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Evaluation

3:00 p.m. Pipestem Feeders Feedyard Tour (Jeff Kvamme)

Contact Information

Contact Information

Karl Hoppe

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.