University of Missouri Extension will hold a feedlot school in early August in Trenton.
A renewed interest in feedlots is being experienced with new packing plants being built in and around Missouri.
Missouri ranks 3rd nationally in the beef industry but has not supported feedlots in the past. Missouri cattlemen are raising 1.7 million calves annually but feed out 187,500 of that population.
The feedlot school will be held August 4th and 5th at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. The school will cover the results of a recent feedlot project funded by the USDA at the Thompson Research farm.
Producers attending the feedlot school will tour three local confinement feeding facilities and see different scales of operation. Other topics include why producers should feed cattle in Missouri, performance expectations, financing a confinement feeding facility, insurance and risk management, feeding cull cows, diet formulation, bunk management and feeding technologies. There will also be a feed mixing demonstration.
Here is a link to the registration information.