The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course, organized and hosted by Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, is set for Aug. 6-8 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Topics will focus on new technology, research and best management practices, and the best way to accomplish this is in a small group setting with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction.
The attendance limit is 30. Sessions will be at the Iowa State Beef Nutrition Farm and Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.
The program runs from 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 through noon on Thursday, Aug. 8. For questions on the short course content contact Lundy at firstname.lastname@example.org or IBC director Dan Loy at email@example.com.
2019 short course topics include:
Bunk management and the basics of starting cattle on feed.
Feed mixing demonstration and evaluation.
Managing and identifying cattle health issues in the feedlot.
Facility design and cattle handling.
The $350 per person registration fee includes transportation between designated hotel and course locations and meals listed on the agenda. The registration deadline is midnight, July 30 or when the course limit of 30 is reached, whichever occurs first. Any cancellation requesting a refund must also be received by midnight, July 30. All registrations must be done by either online registration or submitting registration form with payment. Substitutions are allowed.
See the short course website for registration information, requirements, and links at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feedlot.
Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements, if needed. A block of rooms is available at the Sleep Inn & Suites, 1310 Dickinson Ave, Ames for those wishing to stay in Ames. Call 515-337-1171 for reservations.