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Feedlot School offered Aug. 18

David Ostdiek
Panhandle Research & Extension Center

The 2011 Feedlot School, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an educational opportunity for feedlot employees to learn more about feedlot animal health and nutrition and feeding topics from UNL and industry experts.

The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 18 at the Panhandle Research Feedlot north of Scottsbluff. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., the program begins at 2 p.m., and the event concludes with dinner at 6 p.m. at the Mitchell Fairgrounds.

Topics include:

– Humane handling of sick cattle (stress, impact on response to treatment).

– Biocontainment in the hospital (pathogen transmission and mitigation strategies).

– Chute side safety.

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– Physical examination of cattle (exams and diagnosis).

– Collecting and packaging samples for lab assay.

– Feed ingredients and dry matter (relationship of dry matter, bulk, and as-is).

– Diet mixing and delivery (load order, mixing, feeding issues).

– Acidosis (symptoms, causes and prevention).

– Receiving diets and grain adaptation philosophies (starting cattle rapidly and correctly).

– Bunk management (ensuring optimum intake).

Preregistration is requested by Aug. 9. A brochure and registration form (PDF format) can be downloaded from and Panhandle Research and Extension Center website at http://www.panhandle.unl.edu. Registrants also can call Penny at (308) 632-1260. The $10 per person fee includes dinner, materials and breaks. The fee is $20 at the door.

Translators will be available at the school.