Get A Feedlot 'MBA'

Class on "Making Bottomline Adjustments" set for Aug. 24 in Mandan. Compiled by staff

Published on: Aug 4, 2004

Feedlot MBA -- "Making Bottomline Adjustments -- will be held in Mandan, N.D., at the Seven Seas Inn and Conference Center, Aug. 24.

The program will feature information concerning nutrition, health, carcass quality, trade and regulatory programs as they relate to the feedlot industry. It is jointly sponsored by NDSU Extension, the NDSU Animal and Range Sciences Department, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and Pfizer Animal Health.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10 a.m. The first presentation is titled, "The Do’s and Don’ts of Mass Medication for Receiving Calves," followed by "Effective Use of Byproducts in Receiving, Backgrounding and Finishing Rations."

After lunch, the effects of trace mineral and vitamin nutrition on health, performance and carcass quality will be discussed, along with a regulatory update on Country of Origin Labeling, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Canadian trade. The program continues with information on management for improved carcass quality and effective use of carcass EPDs in commercial feedlots. At 5 p.m., "Building Relationships – A Feedlot’s Perspective" will conclude the informational portion of the program. A social and supper will follow.

The program features nationally recognized experts in beef cattle production including Gerald Stokka, Pfizer Animal Health senior veterinarian; Greg Lardy, NDSU Extension beef specialist; John Paterson, Montana State University Extension beef specialist; Ken Odde, head of the NDSU Animal and Ranges Sciences Department; Gary Sides, Pfizer Animal Health; and Jerry Lipsey, executive vice president of the American Simmental Association.

The registration fee is $25 per person or $40 for two people from the same operation. This fee includes a noon and evening meal, breaks, two beverage tickets and conference proceedings. A block of rooms are reserved at the Seven Seas and will be held until August 10. Call 1-800-597-7327 for reservations.

For additional program information, contact Lardy at (701) 231-7660 or

A post-conference session will be held at the Seven Seas, Aug. 25, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridget Johnson and Ron Wiederholt, NDSU Extension livestock nutrient management specialists, will provide information about animal feeding regulations and nutrient management from animal and agronomic perspectives. For more information about this event, call Johnson at (701) 483-2306. Registration is $10 per person.

-- Source: NDSU Extension Communications