BROOKINGS — Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification to be held Aug. 13-14 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Ave) in Brookings.

This event is sponsored by SDSU Extension.

“The course offers an opportunity for cattle feeders to learn strategies and management tips to improve their operation from industry experts,” said SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate Warren Rusche.

The program is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. on Aug. 13 and from 8 a.m.–1  p.m. on Aug. 14, with the BQA Transportation training to follow at 1 p.m. on Aug. 14.

The Feedlot Shortcourse will feature industry experts from the upper Midwest. Sessions will cover the following topics:

• Optimizing feed resources

• Backgrounding strategies

• Feed mixing and delivery

• Cattle comfort and facility management

• Cattle health

• Beef quality assurance transportation certification

Speakers for the short course will include: Dr. Alfredo DiConstanzo, Beef Specialist, University of Minnesota; Dr. Brian Dorcey, Veterinary Medical Center in Worthington, MN; Todd Franz, J & R Feeds; Dr. Zach Smith, SDSU Feedlot Researcher; and Jesse Fulton, Director of Producer Education for NCBA.

Registration includes all materials and two meals.

For registration information, visit the SDSU Extension Event page: For questions and other information, contact SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate Warren Rusche, at or call (605) 688-5452.

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