A Feedlot School will be conducted by the University of Missouri Extension, January 13th and 14th. MU Extension Beef Nutritionist Eric Bailey says the program will be held at NCMC Campus in Trenton. Bailey says there is renewed interest in feedlots due to new packing plants being built in and around Missouri. In the program, MU Extension specialists will tell the “ins and outs of feeding cattle in Missouri.”.
The program will cover the results of a recent USDA-funded feedlot project at MU’s Thompson Research Center, which is known for its long-standing breeding program of Angus cattle chosen for growth and carcass genetics. Producers attending the feedlot school will tour three local confinement feeding facilities and see different scales of operation. “
Other topics include why producers should feed cattle in Missouri, performance expectations, financing a confinement feeding facility, insurance, and risk management, feeding cull cows, diet formulation, bunk management, feeding technologies, and a feed mixing demonstration.
For more information, contact Shawn Deering at 660-726-5610, or Jim Humphrey at 816-324-3146