Hettinger Research Extension Center hosts beef research review Dec. 7

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC) will host its third annual Beef Research Review on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.

The workshop is open to beef producers or anyone else who is interested in beef cattle production.

The day’s program, “Management Alternatives to Improve Your Bottom Line,” will focus on ethanol coproducts in diets, artificial insemination, cattle and wildlife interactions, and grazing to improve soil health.

Keynote speakers are members of the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition. They are Gabe Brown of Bismarck, Ken Miller of Fort Rice and Lance Gartner of Glen Ullin. They will discuss the techniques they have utilized and integrated into their beef operations to promote the soil health of their grazing lands.

“With today’s economic climate, cattle producers need to explore new techniques to increase ranch profitability,” said Michele Thompson, Southwest Feeders Project coordinator and program organizer at the Hettinger REC.

The review will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (MST). The event is free, but the registration deadline is Dec. 2. A free noon meal will be served by the Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee. For more information or to preregister for the review, contact Thompson at 701-567-4323 or