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Iowa Beef Center Feedlot Short Course

The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course, organized and hosted by Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, is set for Aug. 6-8 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Erika Lundy said the goal of the event is to optimize participant learning through exposure to new technology, research and best management practices, and the best way to accomplish this is in a small group setting with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction.

Feedlot Short Course

SDSU Extension will be hosting a virtual feedlot shortcourse beginning on July 16 at 12:30 p.m. CDT and running through August 27. Schedule and topics:

July 16: Bunk Management – Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate

July 23: Facility Management, Open Yards and Confinement – Erik Loe, Midwest PMS

July 30: Backgrounding Systems to Add Value to Cattle and Crops – Alfredo DiCostanzo, Univ. of MN

August 6: Cattle Feeding Risk Management – Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist, Professor

August 13: Growth Enhancing Technologies – Zach Smith, SDSU Assistant Professor

August 20: Feedlot Cattle Health Strategies – Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian, Professor

August 27: 2020 Feed and Cattle Outlook/Program Wrap-up – Panel

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