Iowa Beef Center Feedlot Short Course

August 3-5, 2021 | Ames, Iowa

Program

Tuesday, August 3, 2021Print the program

12:30 PM

Registration check-in opens
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

1:00 PM

Welcome and introductionsDan Loy, extension beef specialist and director, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Erika Lundy, extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

1:15 PM

Nutrition basics and introduction to feedbunk managementRobbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD

2:15 PM

Ice breaker/diet formulation task Robbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD; Dan Loy,extension beef specialist and director, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University: Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Garland Dahlke, associate scientist, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University

2:45 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Depart for Iowa State University Beef Nutrition Farm

3:30 PM

Mixing demonstration and evaluation Robbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD; Dan Loy,extension beef specialist and director, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University; Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Garland Dahlke, associate scientist, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
ISU Beef Nutrition Farm

5:00 PM

Depart Beef Nutrition Farm for hotel

6:00 PM

Dinner and social at Iowa Cattlemen's Association/Iowa Beef Council Headquarters
Iowa Cattlemen's Association, 2055 Ironwood Court, Ames, IA

Wednesday, August 4, 2021Print the program

7:30 AM

Managing for carcass quality: Focusing on implantsErika Lundy-Woolfolk, extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Greenfield, IA
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

8:30 AM

Managing cattle health the first 30 days on feedDan Thomson, professor and department chair, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

9:30 AM

Break

10:00 AM

Managing cattle health the last 30 daysDan Thomson, professor and department chair, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

10:45 AM

Why do we do what we do?Robbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

11:30 AM

Lunch (provided)

12:30 PM

Depart for Couser Cattle Company

12:45 PM

Introduction to Couser Cattle Company Bill Couser, Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, IA; Shane Jurgensen, Couser Cattle Company
Couser Cattle Company

1:45 PM

Managing feedlot lamenessTerry Engelken, associate professor, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2:45 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Bunk scoring, yard sheets and facility walk and talkRobbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD; Dan Loy,extension beef specialist and director, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University; Garland Dahlke, assistant scientist, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
Couser Cattle Company

4:30 PM

Facility design and cattle handlingDan Thomson, professor and department chair, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Grant Dewell, Extension veterinarian and associate professor, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University

5:30 PM

Dinner and social at Couser Cattle Company
Couser Cattle Company

Thursday, August 5, 2021Print the program

7:30 AM

Cattle handling demonstrationDan Thomson, professor and department chair, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Grant Dewell, Extension veterinarian and associate professor, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University
ISU Beef Nutrition Farm

8:15 AM

Bunk scoring demonstrationRobbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD
ISU Beef Nutrition Farm

9:00 AM

Depart for Hansen Learning Center

9:15 AM

Break
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

9:45 AM

Using and managing data - program recapRobbi Pritchard, feedlot consultant, Aurora, SD; Dan Loy,extension beef specialist and director, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

10:45 AM

Market planning and risk management strategiesLee Schulz, extension economist and associate professor, Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

11:45 AM

Final discussion and evaluationsErika Lundy-Woolfolk, extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Greenfield, IA
Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

12:00 PM

Course adjourns