August 12, 2004
NCI Hosts Cattle Feedlot Seminar
The Northern Crops Institute in Fargo is offering a course on cattle feedlot management Sept. 15-16.
The intensive course is for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health suppliers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about managing feedlot cattle.
Participants will learn the principles of feedlot production, nutrition, management and marketing. This course offers instruction in and outside the classroom.
Instructors will include North Dakota State University faculty from the Northern Crops Institute, Animal and Range Sciences Department, Carrington Research and Extension Center and Extension Service who have extensive experience in working with Northern Plains feedlots.
The cost of the course is $100. Participants will receive a three-ring binder with all handouts, reference guides and course material. The fee does not include hotel accommodations or nongroup meals.
Pre-registration is required. The course is limited to 25 people. The registration deadline is Sept. 8. Registrations will be accepted after that date if space permits. Checks should be payable to the NDSU Animal and Range Sciences Department. Payments and registrations should be sent to: Greg Lardy, Animal and Range Sciences Department, Hultz Hall – North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D. 58105.
Registration forms are available online at www.northern-crops.com
The Northern Crops Institute is an international center for meeting and learning about crops produced in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana. It brings together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, processors and producers from all over the world for discussion, education and technical service programs. The institute is on the NDSU campus. Since 1983, it has hosted visitors from 118 countries.
The Department of Animal and Range Sciences offers three curriculum options that are designed to prepare students for careers in agriculture and related fields. Course work includes biological principles, scientific relationships, management practices and business concepts applicable to animal products, livestock production, natural resource management, range science and range management.