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NDSU schedules backgrounding program for Oct. 10

Producers who background their calves instead of selling them at weaning may find additional opportunities to market those calves.

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is holding a videoconference titled “Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities” from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 10. This event will give producers an opportunity to learn more about backgrounding and how it might work for their operation.

“With higher feed prices, cattle feed costs will be substantially higher than previous years,” said Karl Hoppe, Extension area livestock specialist at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. “However, calf prices are at record highs. Doing the right math could mean a profit.”



The videoconference will be broadcast from three locations: NDSU North Central Research Extension Center near Minot, Carrington Research Extension Center and the Animal Sciences Department in Hultz Hall on the NDSU campus in Fargo.

The topics and presenters for this event are:



• Cattle prices and outlook: Tim Petry, Extension livestock marketing economist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department

• Feed efficiencies and feed/coproduct prices: Hoppe

• Cost of gain and budgeting: John Dhuyvetter, Extension area livestock specialist, North Central Research Extension Center

• Adding value to calves through source and age verification, vaccinations, etc.: Carl Dahlen, Extension beef cattle specialist, NDSU Animal Sciences Department

The event is free of charge. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Dhuyvetter at 701-857-7682 or john.dhuyvetter@ndsu.edu, Dahlen at 701-231-5588 or carl.dahlen@ndsu.edu, Hoppe at 701-652-2951 or karl.hoppe@ndsu.edu, or your local Extension agent.

Producers who background their calves instead of selling them at weaning may find additional opportunities to market those calves.

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service is holding a videoconference titled “Backgrounding Cattle 2011: Costs, Prices and Possibilities” from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 10. This event will give producers an opportunity to learn more about backgrounding and how it might work for their operation.

“With higher feed prices, cattle feed costs will be substantially higher than previous years,” said Karl Hoppe, Extension area livestock specialist at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. “However, calf prices are at record highs. Doing the right math could mean a profit.”

The videoconference will be broadcast from three locations: NDSU North Central Research Extension Center near Minot, Carrington Research Extension Center and the Animal Sciences Department in Hultz Hall on the NDSU campus in Fargo.

The topics and presenters for this event are:

• Cattle prices and outlook: Tim Petry, Extension livestock marketing economist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department

• Feed efficiencies and feed/coproduct prices: Hoppe

• Cost of gain and budgeting: John Dhuyvetter, Extension area livestock specialist, North Central Research Extension Center

• Adding value to calves through source and age verification, vaccinations, etc.: Carl Dahlen, Extension beef cattle specialist, NDSU Animal Sciences Department

The event is free of charge. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Dhuyvetter at 701-857-7682 or john.dhuyvetter@ndsu.edu, Dahlen at 701-231-5588 or carl.dahlen@ndsu.edu, Hoppe at 701-652-2951 or karl.hoppe@ndsu.edu, or your local Extension agent.


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