The goal of the Feedlot Short Course is to optimize participant learning by exposing them to new technology, research, and best management practices that they can take home and implement on their feedlots to improve how they do business.

The best way to achieve this is a small group setting, with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction. Experts in the feedlot industry will provide in-depth information on nutrition basics, data management, feed bunk management and health issues. The program includes sessions at the ISU Beef Nutrition Research Farm in Ames and Couser Cattle Company, a commercial feedyard near Nevada.

Learning objectives

  • Better identify, understand and manage animal health issues in the feedlot
  • Increase management skills of basic nutrition, feed mixing and bunk management
  • Evaluate existing data collection to improve record keeping skills and better utilize information to make management decisions
  • Facilitate peer networking and learning

Audience

  • Feedlot managers
  • Feedlot employees
  • Feedlot industry consultants

Topics

  • Bunk management and the basics of starting cattle on feed
  • Feed mixing demonstration and evaluation
  • Feedlot nutrition
  • Managing and identifying cattle health issues in the feedlot
  • Facility design and cattle handling
  • Data management

Continuing education

The Feedlot Short Course is approved for up to 16 continuing education units (CEUs) by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).

Register

Program

When

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Thursday, August 8, 2019

Registration check-in 12:30 pM, Tuesday, August 6.
Program begins at 1:00 pM on August 6 and concludes at noon on Thursday, August 8.

Where

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
2508 Mortensen Road
Ames, Iowa 50014

Free parking is available in lots surrounding the Learning Center. Registration includes transportation between designated hotel and course locations and meals listed on the agenda.

Contacts

Erika Lundy

Erika Lundy
extension beef field specialist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
641-745-5902
ellundy@iastate.edu

Dan Loy

Dan Loy
extension beef specialist and director, Iowa Beef Center
Iowa State University
515-294-1058
dloy@iastate.edu


For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.