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Sign Up Available for Virtual Feedlot Short Course, July 16

BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension will be hosting a seven-week virtual Feedlot Short Course beginning on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday from July 16 through August 27, at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

“Rather than contend with the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and hosting in-person events, this year we are holding the event as a Zoom webinar. While we do lose the face-to-face interaction, this format allows for a larger number of participants and gives them the opportunity to participate without taking as much time away from their operations.”

— Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate

Each session will run for one hour with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.


  • July 16: Bunk Management - Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate
  • July 23: Facility Management - Open Yards and Confinement, Erik Loe, Midwest PMS
  • July 30: Backgrounding Systems to Add Value to Cattle and Crops – Alfredo DiCostanzo, University of Minnesota Professor of Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management
  • August 6: Cattle Feeding Risk Management – Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist and Professor
  • August 13: Growth Enhancing Technologies – Zach Smith, SDSU Assistant Professor
  • August 20: Feedlot Cattle Health Strategies – Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian and Professor
  • August 27: 2020 Feed and Cattle Outlook/Program Wrap-up – Panel

Registration is $25 and allows access to all seven sessions. To register, go the Events page

For more information, please contact Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate.