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Dec 07

Interstate Cattle Feeders Day

Tuesday, December 7

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be holding the Interstate Cattle Feeders Day, a conference for cattle feeders looking to take advantage of profit opportunities, on Dec. 7, at the Holiday Inn Express Event Center in Brandon, South Dakota.

The program is jointly sponsored by SDSU Extension and the University of Minnesota Extension and features timely topics addressing key feedlot production issues.


  • “Re-thinking Forage Use in the Feedlot,” by Zach Smith, SDSU Professor
  • “COVID, Drought and Black Swans: What’s Next and What have We Learned?” by Warren Rusche, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist
  • “Water Requirements and Water Quality in the Feedlot," John Wagner, Professor, Feedlot Nutrition and Management, Colorado State University
  • How Little Distillers Do We Actually Need?” Alfredo DiConstanzo, Professor and UMN Extension Animal Scientist


The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with registration and will conclude around 9 p.m. A beef supper is included with the $30 registration.

Please contact Warren Rusche ( or Alfredo DiCostanzo ( for more information.