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Published February 19, 2010, 12:00 AM

NDSU feedlot school rescheduled for March 2-3

North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center has rescheduled its annual North Dakota Feedlot School for March 2-3.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center has rescheduled its annual North Dakota Feedlot School for March 2-3.

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 and ultrasound demonstration.

Instructors include faculty from NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department, and 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. The deadline to register is Feb. 25. 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 Carrington Inn and Suites, (701) 652-3982.

For more information about the course or to register, contact Melanie Hesch at the NDSU Extension Service’s Foster County office at (701) 652-2581 or melanie.hesch@ndsu.edu.

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

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