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NDSU Feedlot School scheduled

NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center is scheduled to hold the annual NDSU Feedlot School Jan. 19-20.

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

"Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots of new techniques," said Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock specialist at the center. "Making cattle feeding profitable is usually a result of doing many things right, not just one thing better. The Feedlot School helps identify the areas for improvement, ranging from feed bunk management to health to business planning to marketing.”

The school also will include a commercial feedlot tour and a tour of the Research Extension Center's livestock facilities.

Instructors include faculty from NDSU's animal sciences department, and the Carrington and North Central Research Extension Centers, as well as others who have extensive experience working with feedlots.

The registration fee is $140 per person or $190 for two people from the same operation. All meals and a Feedlot School binder are included with the registration. The deadline to register is Jan. 12. The fee does not include lodging.

For more information about the course or to register, contact Joel Lemer, Extension agent in Foster County, at 701-652-2581 or joel.lemer@ndsu.edu.

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