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Karl Hoppe, Area Specialist, Livestock Systems

Karl Hoppe is the CREC area specialist and livestock systems.

Dr. Karl Hoppe is the Area Extension Specialist for Livestock Systems at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center where he has been teaching nutrition and management for beef cows and feedlot cattle for over 19 years to North Dakota cattle producers.  A native of Iowa, Dr. Hoppe has taught and led extension programs for a wide variety of  beef cattle topics including nutrition and ration formulation,  feedlot management, and cow herd management.   Dr. Hoppe has conducted cattle feedout projects  for the past 15 years where cattle producers consign cattle to benchmark the performance of their cattle to other herds.

Dr. Hoppe is a member of the American Society of Animal Sciences, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, and Epsilon Sigma Phi.  His academic training was at South Dakota State University where he earned a M.S. in Animal Science/Reproductive Physiology in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Animal Science/Ruminant Nutrition in 1990.  Dr. Hoppe is certified as a Professional Animal Scientist.

 Dr. Hoppe has also led economic development in cooperative feedlots, partnership ownership of feedlot cattle, packing plant for halal cattle and meat marketing company.  Dr. Hoppe has conducted research in mineral needs in the cow herd.  Dr. Hoppe also owns and manages a 90-head cow herd.



Contact Information: 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center
663 Hwy. 281 NE
PO Box 219
Carrington, ND  58421
cell 701-650-8810
fax 701-652-2055

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