MT. VERNON, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension is offering feedlot operators and cattle producers an educational opportunity to increase their knowledge of feedlot management.
The 2006 Feedlot Management School, an 8-week program of finishing cattle and feedlot courses, will be held every Tuesday from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28., at the Knox County Agriculture Center in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Francis Fluharty, an adjunct assistant professor and research scientist with Ohio State's Department of Animal Sciences at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio, will be the primary instructor.
Course topics include an overview of factors affecting profitability in feedlots, anatomy and function of the ruminant digestive system, grain processing methods, feed bunk management and feed intake control, USDA quality and yield grades and beef carcass characteristics, feeder calf grades, keeping newly arrived calves healthy, and understanding grid pricing and feeding for grids.
Registration cost is $50.00 and includes a resource notebook and refreshments. Registration is due by December 27.
For more information, to request special accommodations, or to enroll, contact Jeff McCutcheon at the Knox County Extension office at (740) 397-0401, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.