Feedlot Focus

NDSU Feedlot School Set for Jan 23-24

Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School set for Jan. 23-24, 2019, at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. “Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots…

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training in Huron on December 5, 2018

BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension hosts an environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), policy makers and concerned citizens. The training will be held December 5, 2018, in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.). To register, visit iGrow.org/events and search by training date. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in Huron. To…

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PACKER TALKS TRANSPARENCY, TRUST AND DEMAND DRIVERS

BY STEVE SUTHER   Beef packers bridge the gap between producers and consumers, but even “the largest packer in the world” is nothing without its suppliers, John Gerber said. Stating the obvious to 200 cattlemen at the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand’s Feeding Quality Forum, the longtime procurement head for Tyson Fresh Meats set the…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Implant

By : Jana Gramkow, Ph.D., Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc.   Implants are one of the most profit-driving technologies available to cattle producers today. When implemented properly, implants contribute as high as a 14:1 return on investment (ROI). Two important things to consider, and review annually, when incorporating an implant protocol into your operation are…

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Recognizing and Managing Differences in Health Risk of Incoming Feeder Cattle

By : Erin Laborie, Nebraska Extension Educator   Calves that undergo a preconditioning period from a single source with a known health record are often considered low-risk. Photo credit Troy Walz. Immune and nutritional status as well as management of newly received cattle influence their adaptability to the feedlot environment. Based on the information available…

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