North Dakota: Feedlot operator education program Dec. 15 in Bismarck
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Feeder Council will present Beyond the Bunk VI, an educational program for anyone interested in the cattle feeding business, on Dec. 15 at the Doublewood Inn in Bismarck, ND. The program begins at 10 a.m. and features six main speakers, including:
• NDSA President Jason Schmidt of Medina, who will provide an update on NDSA activities.
• Kunafin consultant Clifton Castle, who will talk about biological control of flies. Kunafin, a Texas-based insect control company, was among the first companies to develop an Integrated Pest Management program in the U.S. Today, Kunafin supplies fly parasites to feedlots and other animal operations.
• Animal scientist at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Center Dr. Vern Anderson, and other NDSU researchers, who will highlight cattle feeding research conducted at the center and elsewhere in the NDSU system.
• North Dakota Department of Agriculture Livestock Marketing Specialist Kadee Hande, who will provide an update on the state’s recently launched age- and source-verification program, North Dakota Verified Livestock (NDVL).
• Igenity Technical Service Director Kevin DeHaan, who will talk about the company’s efforts to identify genomic advancements in the feedyard.
• NDSA Environmental Services Director Scott Ressler, who will provide an update on NDSA’s new market reporting service that is expected to benefit cattle feeders and cow-calf operators.
The program is free to attend. Preregistration isn’t required, but is appreciated for planning. To pre-register, call Ressler at 701-223-2522, or e-mail email@example.com.
Many livestock producers are utilizing stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals to extend the grazing season this fall.