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BEEF RESEARCH: A beef cow and calf at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center are part of the station’s research projects.

North Dakota State University holds virtual beef field day

The NDSU Carrington Research and Extension Center’s virtual beef field day will go live July 14.

Alternative grains for feedlot cattle is just one of the many topics that will be covered in the Carrington Research Extension Center's (CREC) virtual beef production field day July 14.

The CREC is holding its annual beef field day virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The prerecorded videos will go live July 14.

“We’re eager to use this new approach to still get the latest research and information to producers,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at the center. “Plus, they’ll be able to watch all the videos on their own time and as many times as they want.”

Field day topics

Topics and speakers for this year’s beef production program are:

  • Impacts of trace mineral supplements on preweaning and postweaning beef calf performance with Bryan Neville, CREC animal scientist
  • Alternative grains for feedlot cattle with Wayde Rodehorst, CREC research specialist
  • Alternative roughages for beef cattle with Rebecca Moore, NDSU Animal Sciences Department graduate student
  • Update on the Dakota Feeder Calf Show with Hoppe
  • Alternative protein sources, such as field peas or distillers grains with Hoppe
  • Composting: Dead animal and offal disposal with Mary Keena, CREC livestock environmental management specialist
  • Keys to being a low-cost cow-calf producer with Bryon Parman, Extension agricultural finance specialist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department
  • Market situation for next fall’s feeder calves with Tim Petry, Extension livestock economist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department
  • Heat stress and pneumonia in feedlot cattle and cows with Gerald Stokka, Extension veterinarian and animal stewardship specialist, NDSU Animal Sciences Department
  • Selling retail meat from home and local foods with Rob Maddock, associate professor, NDSU Animal Sciences Department

For more information about the beef production program, contact Hoppe or Neville at 701-652-2951 or by email at or

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