Carrington Research Extension Center livestock tour July 16

Farm Forum

Feedlot research, cow-calf studies and manure nutrient management are among the topics for the beef production tour at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center on July 16.

The tour is one of the center’s annual field tours to be held that day.

The beef production program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration, coffee and a welcome. The livestock tour will depart at 9:30 and run until noon. Agronomy, horticulture and sustainability tours also will be held in the morning and afternoon.

Topics and speakers for this year’s beef production program are:

· Research on the value of fat in distillers grains – Vern Anderson, animal scientist, Carrington Research Extension Center

· Adding enzymes in feedlot rations – Chanda Engel, research specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center

· Forage levels in finishing yearling steer rations – Kate Sorenson, graduate student, NDSU Animal Sciences Department

· Capturing nutrients in manure with more bedding and more protein – Shafiqur Rahman, waste management engineer, NDSU Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Department

· Comparing dry lot with pasture for summer feeding cow-calf pairs – Anderson

· Corn stover and distillers grains for lactating cows – Engel

· Feed costs for cows: are they at a plateau? – Jory Hanson, farm business management program instructor, Carrington

· Composting mortality demonstration – Mary Berg, livestock environmental management specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center

· Value and management of manure – Emily Kline, livestock environmental management specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center

· Livestock and cropping effect on surface water quality – Katie Gussiaas, 319 watershed coordinator, Foster County

· Sugar beets for saline soils and feed – Anderson

The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3.5 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281. For more information about the beef production program, contact Anderson or Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock systems specialist, at (701) 652-2951 or by email at or