Nutritional management of beef cattle, managing soil compaction in grazed cover crops and grilling the perfect steak are a few of the topics to be discussed at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center beef production field tour, scheduled for Tuesday, July 16.
The program is one of several educational events that will be during the center’s 60th annual field day.
The field day program will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and a welcome. The beef tour will depart at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon.
Agronomy, Northern Hardy Fruit Project and sustainable agriculture/organic tours also will be held in the morning. Other agronomy events will be held in the afternoon.
Topics and speakers for the beef production program are:
• Sulfur concentrations and bunk management with rations including modified distillers grains with solubles - Bryan Neville, center animal scientist
• Mineral supplementation for beef cattle - Kacie McCarthy, graduate student, NDSU animal sciences department
• Sulfur and bull fertility - Cierrah Kassetas, graduate student, NDSU animal sciences department
• Feeding soybean hulls to dry lot cows - Rebecca Moore, graduate student, NDSU animal sciences department
• Success in cattle feeding with the Dakota Feeder Calf Show feedout – Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at the center
• Effects of soil compaction when livestock graze cover crops - Dean Steele, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering
• How to grill the perfect steak - Rob Maddock, associate professor of animal sciences
Joel Lemer, North Dakota Farm Business Management instructor, Lake Region State College, will moderate the tour stops.
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