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Feedlot Research

Growing and finishing studies evaluate the usefulness of the many feeds available in North Dakota.  Management practices for feeding “natural” calves are being evaluated.  Feedlot performance, carcass traits, and taste panel studies are compared.  Feedlot research includes management and husbandry of calves, mitigation of winter weather stress, facilities development for working animals, stabilizing pen surfaces and water fountain styles.  Feeder cattle for feedlot studies are raised on the Research Center, procured from area ranches, purchased from area sale barns, or secured from other Research Centers.  Many research studies are conducted in collaboration with scientists on campus, and at other Research Centers.

Following are links to NDSU Extension publications and links to specific articles related to feedlot research.

 

2012 Beef Cattle and Range Research Report

Alternative Feeds for Ruminants

Beef Feeding Operation Siting and Design Basics

Biosecure Nutrient Management Practices

Combined Feed Value and Protein and Energy Calculator

Composting Animal Manures: A Guide to the Process and Management of Animal Manure Compost

Field Pea Grain for Beef Cattle

Harvesting, Storing and Feeding Corn as Earlage

Harvesting, Storing and Feeding High-Moisture Corn

Instructions for Use of Fly Ash to Stabilize Soil in Livestock Facilities

Low-stress Cattle Working Facilities

Low-stress Cattle Working Facilities Video

Managing Odor Nuisance and Dust from Cattle Feedlots

Producer's Guide to Livestock Manure Management Systems

Resource Guide for Livestock Manure Management

Using Flax in Livestock Diets

Wheat Middlings: A Useful Feed for Cattle

Winter Management of Feedlot Cattle

 

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File 2013 Forage Levels Handout
The forage levels in finishing diets - Standing Rock steers handout was given at the 2013 Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day.
File 2013 Enzyme Handout
The enzyme feedlot growing trial handout given at the 2013 Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day.
File 2013 CREC Annual Report of Research and Extension
File 2013 CREC Annual Report Articles
File 2013 Containment Pond Management Handout
The containment pond management handout given at the 2013 Carrington Research Extension Center Nutrient Management Day.
File 2010 Targeting the North Dakota Natural Beef Market: Impacts on Early Calf Growth and Performance
The results from a 2010 experiment by North Dakota State University to test the impacts on early calf growth and performance. This trial was held at Carrington and Hettinger.
File 2010 North Dakota Verified Livestock; a Marketing Tool for Beef Exports
A report from 2010 about North Dakota Verified Livestock; a marketing tool for beef exports.
File 2010 Interaction of Corn Processing and Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles on Health and Performance of Steers
The results from a 2010 experiment to test the interaction of corn processing and distillers dried grains with solubles on health and performance of steers.
File 2010 Evaluation of Low-input Growing and Finishing Options for Cattle Producers - Year 1
The results from a 2010 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to evaluate low input growing and finishing options for cattle producers.
File 2010 Effects of Increasing Levels of Distillers Grains in Barley-based Diets on Growing and Finishing Feedlot Performance, Carcass Traits, and Nutrients in Manure
The results from a 2010 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to test the effects of increasing levels of distillers grains in barley-based diets on growing and finishing feedlot performance, carcass traits, and nutrients in manure.
File 2010 Effects of Glycerol Supplementation on Dry Matter Intake, Rate and Site of Digestion, and Ruminal Fermentation in Cannulated Steers Fed Finishing Diets
The results from a 2010 experiment to test the effects of glycerol supplementation on dry matter intake, rate and site of digestion, and ruminal fermentation in cannulated steers fed finishing diets.
File 2009 Observations on the Palatability of an Inorganic Salt Product for Mitigation of High Sulfur Levels in Feedlot Diets
The results from a 2009 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to test the palatability of an inorganic salt product for mitigation of high sulfur levels in feedlot diets.
File 2009 Influence of Thiamin Supplementation on Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Concentrations in Ruminants Fed High-Sulfur Diets
The results from a 2009 experiment at the Hettinger Research Extension Center to test the influence of thiamin supplementation on hydrogen sulfide gas concentrations in ruminants fed high-sulfur diets.
File 2009 Growth and Feedlot Performance of Steer Calves Born From Beef Cows Supplemented with Linseed Meal During Late Gestation
The results from a 2009 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to test growth and feedlot performance of steer calves born from beef cows supplemented with linseed meal during late gestation.
File 2009 Feedlot Schools Are Educational Opportunity for New or Experienced North Dakota Cattle Feeders
A report on how feedlot schools are educational opportunity for new or experienced cattle feeders.
File 2009 Effect of Distillers Grains on Natural vs. Conventional Supplements and Production Methods on Feedlot Performance, and Carcass Characteristics
The results from a 2009 experiment by North Dakota State University to test the effects of distillers grains on natural vs. conventional supplements and production methods on feedlot perforamance and carcass characteristics. The trial was held at Carrington and Hettinger.
File 2009 Discovering Value in North Dakota Calves; The Dakota Feeder Calf Show Feedout Project VIII
The results from a 2009 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center about the Dakota feeder calf show feedout project.
File 2009 Challenges and Opportunities for Beef Feedlots in North Dakota
The results from a 2009 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to determine the challenges and opportunites for beef feedlots in North Dakota.
File 2009 An Evaluation of a Mixed Co-product Protein Feed in Finishing Rations
The results from a 2009 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to evaluate a mixed co-product protein feed in finishing rations.
File 2008 Working Chute Behavior of Feedlot Cattle Can Be an Indication of Cattle Temperament and Beef Carcass Composition and Quality
The results from a 2008 experiment at the Carrington Research Extension Center to test if working chute behavior of feedlot cattle can be an indication of cattle temperament and beef carcass composition and quality.

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