Since its first session in 2017, the Feedlot Short Course has provided technical and practical information in real contexts. It was created with today’s feedlot producers in mind and stays true to that premise by adapting and adding requested and relevant content.
Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, a beef specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is one of the program organizers and says the course continues to be an up-to-date source of knowledge.
“Based on feedback from past attendees, this year we’re keeping some crowd favorites and introducing new topics,” she says. “Our limited size of 30 participants allows us to provide optimal hands-on opportunities and small group learning.”
The sixth annual event is hosted and organized by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center and will run from 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 through noon on Thursday, August 4. For questions about the content of the short course, contact Lundy -Woolfolk at [email protected] or IBC Director Dan Loy at [email protected].
The registration fee of $350 per person includes program materials and meals listed on the agenda. The registration deadline is July 27 at midnight or when the limit of 30 classes is reached. All registrations must be done online.
Content-specific portions of the short course will be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames, the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm near Ames, the Iowa State Meat Lab on the ISU campus, and Couser Cattle Co. .in Nevada, Iowa.
- A beef carcass making demonstration in the Iowa State Meat Lab.
- An implant demonstration.
- A side fall management tips session focused on foot health.
- Basics of nutrition and introduction to feeder management.
- Management of lameness in the feedlot.
- Combining demonstration and evaluation.
- Carcass quality management: focus on implants.
- Data Usage and Management: Program Summary.
The presenters are:
- Bill Couser, Couser Cattle Co., Nevada, Iowa
- Garland Dahlke, Research Associate, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
- Terry Engelken, Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University
- Terry Houser, Extension Meat Specialist and Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University
- Shane Jurgensen, Couser Cattle Co., Nevada, Iowa
- Dan Loy, Director of the Iowa Beef Center and Beef Extension Specialist, Iowa State University
- Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, Beef Specialist, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
- Robbi Pritchard, Feedlot Consultant, Aurora, SD
- Dan Thomson, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University
See the Short Course website for registration information, requirements, and links here.
Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements, if required. A block of rooms is available at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames; phone 515-292-8600. Book through the short course room block online booking link. Deadline for room block and group rate is July 12.
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