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North Dakota: Coproduct feeding, storage workshops set for June 27-28

North Dakota State University’s Extension Service and Animal Sciences Department have teamed up to hold two workshops on storing and feeding biofuel production coproducts to cattle.

One will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, June 27, at the Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

The other is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, in Memorial Hall, 805 Main Ave., Washburn.

“Cattle are able to consume coproducts, such as distillers grains, sugar beet pulp and potato waste, of several processing industries that otherwise would create disposal problems for the manufacturers,” said Cass County Extension agent Corineah Williams, who is one of the workshops’ organizers. “However, many of these coproducts have a high moisture content, which means they have to be fed as a wet product or dried.”

Producers who don’t have large volumes of cattle or are able to obtain large quantities of coproducts at a reasonable cost have several options for preserving and storing wet coproducts, she added.

The workshops are designed to increase cattle producers’ awareness of the availability and proper use of wet coproducts, as well as provide them with some options for storing and managing coproducts that result in high-quality, consistent feeds for their livestock.

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Speakers include Greg Lardy, head of the NDSU Animal Sciences Department, and Galen Erickson, Extension beef feedlot specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lardy has conducted extensive research on coproducts from the local sugar beet and potato processing industries. Erickson had conducted research on feeding and storing ethanol industry coproducts.

The workshops also include a panel of producers who will share their experiences with coproduct feeding and storage, and NDSU personnel will create 5-gallon bucket samples of proper and improper wet coproduct storage methods.

In addition, Fargo workshop participants will tour Tharaldson Ethanol near Casselton and the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex. Washburn workshop participants will tour Blue Flint Ethanol near Underwood.

The registration fee is $25 paid by June 1 and $35 at the door. For the Fargo workshop, register online at http://www.ndsu.edu/cattledocs or send registrations to Williams at Cass County Extension, 1010 2nd Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58108. Make checks payable to Cass County Extension.

Send registrations for the Washburn workshop to John Dhuyvetter, North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 Highway 83 South, Minot, ND 58701-7662. Make checks payable to North Central Research Extension Center.

North Dakota State University’s Extension Service and Animal Sciences Department have teamed up to hold two workshops on storing and feeding biofuel production coproducts to cattle.

One will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, June 27, at the Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

The other is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, in Memorial Hall, 805 Main Ave., Washburn.

“Cattle are able to consume coproducts, such as distillers grains, sugar beet pulp and potato waste, of several processing industries that otherwise would create disposal problems for the manufacturers,” said Cass County Extension agent Corineah Williams, who is one of the workshops’ organizers. “However, many of these coproducts have a high moisture content, which means they have to be fed as a wet product or dried.”

Producers who don’t have large volumes of cattle or are able to obtain large quantities of coproducts at a reasonable cost have several options for preserving and storing wet coproducts, she added.

The workshops are designed to increase cattle producers’ awareness of the availability and proper use of wet coproducts, as well as provide them with some options for storing and managing coproducts that result in high-quality, consistent feeds for their livestock.

Speakers include Greg Lardy, head of the NDSU Animal Sciences Department, and Galen Erickson, Extension beef feedlot specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lardy has conducted extensive research on coproducts from the local sugar beet and potato processing industries. Erickson had conducted research on feeding and storing ethanol industry coproducts.

The workshops also include a panel of producers who will share their experiences with coproduct feeding and storage, and NDSU personnel will create 5-gallon bucket samples of proper and improper wet coproduct storage methods.

In addition, Fargo workshop participants will tour Tharaldson Ethanol near Casselton and the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex. Washburn workshop participants will tour Blue Flint Ethanol near Underwood.

The registration fee is $25 paid by June 1 and $35 at the door. For the Fargo workshop, register online at http://www.ndsu.edu/cattledocs or send registrations to Williams at Cass County Extension, 1010 2nd Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58108. Make checks payable to Cass County Extension.

Send registrations for the Washburn workshop to John Dhuyvetter, North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 Highway 83 South, Minot, ND 58701-7662. Make checks payable to North Central Research Extension Center.

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