Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel and animal health-care suppliers can learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing during the annual NDSU Feedlot School scheduled for Jan. 23-24, 2019, at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center.
"Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots of new techniques," said Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock systems 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 will include a tour of a commercial feedlot and the Research Extension Center's livestock facilities. Faculty from NDSU's animal sciences department and the Carrington, North Central, Hettinger and Central Grasslands Research Extension Centers are instructors for the school.
"The regional cattle experts who teach at the school provide a good overview of management for North Dakota feeders, and the outreach or interaction with the participants continues for years after the school," says Mary Keena, Extension livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center.
The registration fee is $125 per person or $175 for two people from the same operation. All meals, a flash drive with supporting documents and a copy of the Cow Bytes feed ration balancing computer program are included with the registration.
The fee does not include lodging. Register online by the Jan. 18 deadline.
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