2018 Feedlot Shortcourse

Categorized: Livestock, Beef

: Aug 7th

SDSU Extension will host the Feedlot Shortcourse on August 7 - 8 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006).

The Shortcourse will focus on those aspects of feedlot management that have the greatest impact on profitability.

A highlight for the Shortcourse will be an in-depth segment focused on cattle handling and facility design led by Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz with Production Animal Consultation. Dr. Lukasiewicz is a nationally recognized expert in and will help feedlot managers learn techniques to handle cattle more efficiently and with less stress to both cattle and people.

The Feedlot Shortcourse will also cover topics focused on reducing cost of gain and improving outcomes, from arrival in the yard all the way to marketing. Additional speakers on the program include:

  • Dr. Dan Loy, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian
  • Dr. Zach Smith, SDSU Feedlot Research
  • Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Associate
  • Todd Franz, Diamond V
  • Scott Varilek, Kooima & Kaemingk


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:30 AM CDT - Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - Cattle Handling and Facilities
11:30 - Q & A
Noon - Lunch
1:00 PM CDT - Benchmarking and Feedlot Profitability
1:45 - Health Risk Assessment on Incoming Cattle
2:45 - Starting Calves
3:30 - Implant Strategies
4:15 - Q & A with speakers

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:00 AM CDT - Bunk Scoring
9:00 - Managing Feed Storage and Shrink
10:00 - Feed Mixing Procedures
11:00 - Risk Management and Cattle Marketing

Online Registration

Registration is limited to 30 participants. Costs for the program (including two lunches) will be $200. For more information, please contact Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate.