WELCOME
TO THE 1997
CARRINGTON RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
BEEF AND BISON FIELD DAY

July 15, 1997

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIVESTOCK UNIT
AGENDA AND TOURS
BEEF RESEARCH RESULTS AND UPDATE (TABLE OF CONTENTS)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


AGENDA AND TOURS

9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Tour Host - Jim Ludwig

 

Combining beef cattle and crops

Vern Anderson

Creep feeding

Dale Burr & Jackson Hagen

Controlling predation in young livestock

Mark Zaun

Where should we feed North Dakota calves?

Karl Hoppe

Feeding steers hulless oats vs barley or corn

Marc Bauer & Vern Anderson

Research update- what's next?

Vern Anderson

NOON MEAL

12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Carrington-New Rockford area businesses

AFTERNOON TOUR

BISON RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY REVIEW

1:15 - 3:30 P.M.

Tour Host - David Lautt

Managing grasslands for bison

Jerry Dodd & Jack Norland

Bison feeding systems

Bryan Miller & Vern Anderson

North Dakota Bison Association update

David Lautt

Bison marketing - a bright future

Dennis Sexhus

Bottom line on bison production

Steve Metzer

Converting from beef to bison

Bill Riebe

An introduction to the new bison research facility

Vern Anderson

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIVESTOCK UNIT

This publication is a summary of the research conducted at the Carrington Research Extension Center Livestock Unit and with cooperating producers during the recent past. The mission of the livestock unit is to conduct research useful to producers for the development and enhancement of animal agriculture. The focus of the studies are on nutrition and management for both cow/calf and feedlot enterprises in beef and feedlot in bison. Some of the trials focus on alternative management systems and new or alternative feed sources that could lower production costs for cattlemen. This publication includes both progress reports and final summaries.

The Beef and Bison Production Field Day is held in conjunction with the summer crops field day to present a comprehensive review of all programs at the Carrington Research Extension Center in a one day event. Crop and livestock producers may choose from many different subject matter tours offered in the morning and/or afternoon.

Many of the studies conducted at the station are planned and executed in cooperation with researchers at other stations and in other disciplines. This cooperative spirit is important to accomplishing the mission of the experiment station system. Thank you to all who have participated in these studies. Appreciation is expressed to Karl Hoppe, Area Livestock Extension Specialist, Dale Burr, and Jackson Hagen, Livestock Technicians, David Copenhaver, other farm crew members and summer temporary employees for their efforts in support of research reported in this proceedings.

If you have comments, suggestions or ideas that you would like to convey to the staff at the Research Extension Center, please write or call: Carrington Research Extension Center, Box 219, Carrington ND 58421, (701) 652-2951. It is the goal of those involved in the studies reported in this publication that the information will be of interest and useful in your operations.

Sincerely,

 

Vern Anderson

Animal Scientist

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE BEEF COW/CALF ENTERPRISE

Supporting intensively managed commercial beef cows on crop residues and processing co-products

V.L. Anderson

Reciprocal levels of wheat middlings and corn gluten feed in creep feed diets for nursing beef calves

V.L. Anderson and Dan Dhuyvetter

The effect of feeding supplemented vs. non-supplemented wheat midds as creep feed to calves from first calf heifers

V.L. Anderson

Estrous synchronization using half doses of Estrumate

J.D. Kirsch, V.L. Anderson, D.A. Redmer, and L.P. Reynolds

THE BEEF FEEDLOT

An evaluation of reciprocal levels of hulless oats and barley in diets for growing and finishing steers

V.L. Anderson, M.L. Bauer, J.S. Caton, and D.H. Dhuyvetter

Influence of increasing levels of hulless oats on feedlot performance, and carcass characteristics in beef steers

D. Schimek, M. Bauer, J. Caton, P. Berg, and D. Dhuyvetter

Performance and economic comparison of finishing calves in North Dakota using corn or barley or in Kansas using corn as major ration ingredients

Karl Hoppe, V.L. Anderson, H. Hughes, K. Froelich, and K. Alderin

BISON PRODUCTION

Commercial bison production in the Northern Plains

V.L. Anderson, Steve Metzger, and Dennis Sexhus

Effect of feed delivery systems on the performance of bison in the feedlot

Bryan Miller and Vern Anderson

SPECIAL ARTICLES

Laboratory analysis of expeller vs. pre-press solvent extracted crambe meal

V.L. Anderson and J.C. Gardner

Current and future research


 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Our appreciation is expressed to the following for cooperation, contributions and support of beef cattle and bison research at the Carrington Research Extension Center during the recent past:

 

AgGrow Oils LLC

Kent Alderin, Sheridan County Agent

Alltech Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland

Dakota Growers Pasta Company

Kerry and Brenda Dockter

Scott and Lisa Dockter

Double MM Bison Ranch

Fort Dodge Animal Health

IBP Inc.

Manna Pro Corporation

North American Bison Cooperative

North Dakota Buffalo Association

National Bison Association

ND Agricultural Products Utilization Commission

North Dakota Barley Council

North Dakota State University

Animal and Range Sciences Dept.

Agricultural Economics Dept.

Agricultural Engineering Dept.

Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences Dept.

Northern Crops Institute

Sheyenne Advance Feeding Systems

USDA Alternative Crops Program

USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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