Feedlot School Offers Weeks of Teachable Moments

Eight-week program of finishing cattle and feedlot courses scheduled from Jan. 10-Feb. 28.

Published on: Dec 8, 2005

Ohio State University Extension is offering feedlot operators and cattle producers a program to increase their knowledge of feedlot management.

The 2006 Feedlot Management School, an 8-week program of finishing cattle and feedlot courses, will take place every Tuesday from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28, at the Knox County Agriculture Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Classes will be held from 7-10 p.m.

Francis Fluharty, an adjunct assistant professor and research scientist with Ohio State's Department of Animal Sciences, will be the primary instructor.

Course topics include:

  • An overview of factors affecting profitability in feedlots.
  • Anatomy and function of the ruminant digestive system.
  • Grain processing methods.
  • Feed bunk management and feed intake control.
  • USDA quality and yield grades, and beef carcass characteristics.
  • Feeder calf grades.
  • Keeping newly arrived calves healthy.
  • Understanding grid pricing and feeding for grids.

Registration is $50 and includes a resource notebook and refreshments. The registration deadline is Dec. 27.   

For more information, to enroll or to request special accommodations, contact Jeff McCutcheon at the Ohio State Extension Knox County office at (740) 397-0401, or by e-mail at mccutcheon.30@osu.edu.