NDSU Offers Sustainability, Stockmanship Workshops
The North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding Sustainability and Stockmanship workshops at Linton Livestock on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Kist Livestock in Mandan on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Both daylong workshops start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $40, which will include a noon meal, handouts and breaks. The cost for additional registrants from the same operation is $20 per person. A $10 fee will be added for late registrations.
Curt Pate, a rancher from Ryegate, Mont., who has been conducting demonstrations, clinics and on-site training on stockmanship and safety for more than a decade, will be the featured speaker. Pate will share his ideas and knowledge of low-stress cattle handling to help producers improve their skills in stockmanship and stewardship. Cattle will be available for a hands-on demonstration at both locations.
Other topics and the presenters are:
- Market update – Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock economist
- Making the beef business work – John Dhuyvetter, area NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist
- Veterinary feed directive – Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist
- Vaccine and syringe handling – local Extension agents
Also, a panel of local veterinarians will answer questions on timely topics.
The workshop will qualify for producers to certify or re-certify for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA certification will cost producers an extra $15 per operation.
The registration deadline is Nov. 13. For more information and to register, contact:
- Linton workshop – Kelsie Egeland, Extension office, Emmons County, at (701) 254-4811.
- Mandan workshop – Jackie Buckley, Extension office, Morton County, (701) 667-3340.