NDSU animal science department to host beef field day

Event will showcase beef cattle research, programs being conducted at NDSU.

August 22, 2023

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The North Dakota State University Department of Animal Sciences is hosting a beef field day at the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex on Sept. 18. The field day will showcase beef cattle research and programs being conducted by researchers and Extension specialists.

“The department is excited to share more about our mission of creating and sharing knowledge of animals used for the production of food and fiber, recreation and companionship,” says Guillermo Scaglia, head of the Department of Animal Sciences. “The field day will emphasize animal welfare and care, as well as their social, environmental and economic impact on our communities, and showcase the extraordinary work that our Extension specialists, students, and scientists do to keep the department at a highest level of discovery, education and outreach efforts.”

The field day will feature research projects being conducted at the department’s on-campus research facilities. The tour will focus on a variety of applied research topics and management practices that can be adapted by the beef cattle industry. Topics include:

  • Impacts of diet on the rumen microbiome

  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation

  • Soybean meal in backgrounding diets

  • Artificial insemination

  • Virtual fencing

  • Integrating livestock into crop systems

The event will start at 11:30 a.m. with a free lunch served by Carnivore Catering. The tour will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Preregistration is required to aid in event planning. For registration and additional information, visit ndsu.ag/beef-field-day

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