North Dakota: NDSU feedlot school set for Jan. 27-28 in Carrington |

North Dakota: NDSU feedlot school set for Jan. 27-28 in Carrington

North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center will hold its annual Feedlot School on Jan. 27-28, 2011.

“Even with the high cost of feeders and the high cost of corn, feeding cattle still is profitable because it is a margin business,” said Karl Hoppe, the NDSU Extension Service’s area livestock specialist at the center.

This intensive course is for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing.

Topics will include feeding programs; feeds and animal requirements; optimizing nutrient use; carcass quality; facility management; diseases, treatments and health programs; feed delivery; bunk reading; waste and nutrient management; ration formulation; feed additives and implanting strategies; marketing using futures and options; budgeting; custom feeding; and business management. The school also will include a commercial feedlot tour.

Instructors include faculty from NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department, and the Carrington and North Central Research Extension Centers, as well as others who have extensive experience working with Northern Plains feedlots.

The registration fee is $100 per person or $150 for two people from the same operation. Deadline to register is Jan. 20. The fee does not include lodging.

Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Lodging is available at the Chieftain Conference Center, 701-652-3131, or the Carrington Inn and Suites, 701-652-3982.

For more information about the course or to register, contact Foster County Extension agent Joel Lemer at 701-652-2581 or

The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3.5 miles north of Carrington, ND, on U.S. Highway 281.

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