Belcourt, N.D., Hosts Beef Management School

Feb. 12-13 program to focus on production and marketing.

Published on: Jan 18, 2008

The North Dakota State University Extension Service will hold a beef cow-calf management school on Feb. 12-13 at the Sky Dancer Casino in Belcourt, N.D.

"Regardless of herd size, producers are challenged with narrowing margins and continuing pressure to lower production costs and increase efficiency," says Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension Service area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center "This workshop will provide a sound educational basis for making production and marketing decisions in beef cattle production."

The workshop runs from 10 a.m. Feb. 12, with a welcome and will end at 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

Topics to be covered during the day Feb. 12 include herd health, reproduction, nutrition and range management. Participants also will be able to attend an optional ranch planning session at 7 p.m.

Sessions on Feb. 13 will be on nutrition products, genetics, nutritional management, and business management and marketing.

Presenters are Extension specialists, faculty and scientists from NDSU's Animal Science and Agribusiness and Applied Economics departments and the NDSU Research Extension Centers.

The course is limited to 25 participants. The cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch both days and the "NDSU Cow-calf Management Handbook." The registration deadline is Jan. 31 or until the class is full.

Source: NDSU Extension Communications