NDSU to hold calf backgrounding program – Oct. 14
Cattle producers will be able to learn about backgrounding calves during a videoconference the North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
“Backgrounding is an alternative to selling calves at weaning,” says Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock specialist at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. “Learn more about the cattle-feeding issues of lower feed prices, cattle-feeding budgets, heifer development, market outlook and health concerns in this videoconference.”
The videoconference will be broadcast at the following locations:
• Carrington Research Extension Center
• Dickinson State University, Beck Auditorium
• NDSU North Central Research Extension Center near Minot
• NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter
• NDSU Extension county offices in Ashley, Lisbon and Linton
The topics and presenters for this event are:
• Cattle feeding: Budgets and opportunities – John Dhuyvetter, area Extension livestock specialist, North Central Research Extension Center
• Feeding heifers for replacements – Carl Dahlen, Extension beef cattle specialist, NDSU Animal Sciences Department
• Cost of gain with new crop feed prices: Feed prices and rations – Hoppe
• Cattle outlook: Prices and risk – Tim Petry, Extension livestock marketing economist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department
• Calf health and concerns for 2015: How to keep them alive – Gerald Stokka, Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, NDSU Animal Sciences Department
• Local conversations: Time to share local concerns – local Extension agents or specialists
The event is free of charge. No registration is required.
For more information, contact Dhuyvetter at (701) 857-7682 or email@example.com; Hoppe at (701) 652-2951 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or your local Extension agent.