Evaluation of production techniques and production efficiency including ration and feeding management, health management program development and evaluation, environmental management, quality assurance, feedlot necropsy and microbiology techniques, and break even analysis are a part of this elective. Approaches to solve seasonal health problems within the management objectives for different feedyards are the strong emphasis of this elective. Students may have the opportunity to follow cattle to a packing plant to learn the methods for tracking animals into the food chain, identifying production problems that are not diagnosable at the feedlot level, and monitoring beef quality assurance. Biosecurity activities will be emphasized and practiced.
Students will need to bring: Two pair of coveralls (washed daily)
Overshoes or Rubber Boots (must not have buckles or laces)
Student ID / Badge
Please bring appropriate footwear to change for use in the field or classroom and residence hall.
The Feedlot Production Management Elective begins Monday at 8 a.m. unless students are notified otherwise.
|August 1-6, 2022||6|
|October 17-21, 2022||6|
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