2011 Ranch Field Day
 

High grain prices continue to challenge cattle feeding profits.  On September 13, 2011 at Beef Cattle and Forage Grazing Workshop titled, “Grazing Alternatives to High Grain Prices” will be presented at the Dickinson Research Extension Center Ranch Headquarters located 22 miles north and 2.8 miles west of Dickinson, ND on highway 22.     

Program Agenda:

1)            Frame Size – Muscling & Feed Efficiency:  “What is right for the beef industry?”

a)            Frame Size and Muscling – Kris Ringwall, DREC Director and Extension Spec. 

b)            Sire selection for forage finishing – Kris Ringwall, DREC Director and Extension Spec.  

c)            Practical application of feed efficiency and the new NDSU Ruminant Nutrition Complex – Carl Dahlen, NDSU Ext. Beef Spec.

2)            Forage Grazing Methods:  “Is there a method that best fits my beef cattle business?”

a)            Producing and Direct Marketing Grass Finished beef – Myron Lick, Rancher Ruso, ND 

b)            Management principles for accelerated rotational grazing – Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Rangeland and Forage Management Spec. 

c)            Yearling grazing research with perennial and annual forages – Doug Landblom, DREC Beef Cattle Spec. 

d)            Integrated crop-livestock project update – Doug Landblom, DREC Beef Cattle Spec.

3)            How do long-fed yearlings fit the feedlot industry?  – Session Leader TBA

 

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