Grass-N-Beef Research Review Set for Jan. 25

Forages, using livestock to control Kentucky bluegrass, cover crops for grazing, evaluating vaccine efficacy in beef cattle and artificial insemination in a commercial beef herd are among the topics for the Grass-N-Beef Research Review program at North Dakota State University’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter on Jan. 25, 2012.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. with a welcome from Paul Nyren, center director, and remarks from Ken Grafton, NDSU’s vice president for Agriculture and University Extension, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources.

Other topics include soil respiration partitioning in Missouri Coteau rangeland, using dried distillers grains with solubles as a supplement for yearling heifers, an evaluation of perennial forages for producing biofuels, and a history of the nearby Lake George region since the last ice age. Also, Nyren will discuss the growth and development of the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center in the last 30 years.

Session presenters include Guojie Wang, center forage agronomist; Bryan Neville, center animal scientist; Bob Patton, center range scientist; Xuejun Dong, center ecophysiologist; Kevin Sedivec, NDSU rangeland management specialist; NDSU graduate students; a senior veterinarian from Pfizer Animal Health; and a professor in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The program is free of charge and will include a catered lunch. Registration is not required.

The Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is four miles north of Streeter or 11 miles south of Interstate 94. From I-94, go south on North Dakota Highway 30 to 48th Street, then five miles west to 48th Avenue. From there, go one-quarter mile south.

For more information, visit the center’s Web site at or Nyren at 701-424-3606,

– NDSU Ag Communication