The intensive course is aimed at cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders and others interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing. Topics include feeding programs; feeds and animal requirements; optimizing nutrient use; carcass quality; facility management; diseases, treatments and health programs; feed delivery; bunk reading; waste and nutrient management; ration formulation; feed additives and implanting strategies; marketing using futures and options; budgeting; custom feeding; and business management. The school also will include a commercial feedlot tour.

Registration (deadline is Jan. 20) is $100/person or $150/two people from the same operation. For more info, contact Joel Lemer at 701-652-2581 or

--NDSU Agriculture Communication