Beef feedlot schools at four locations

August 9, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — Beef feedlot employees and supporting industry personnel will get a hands-on learning experience in feedlot horse care and ruminant nutrition at the 2016 Beef Feedlot Schools Aug. 15, 16, 24, and 31 in Curtis, Holdrege, West Point and Mitchell.

The Nebraska Extension Feedlot School will be offered Aug. 15 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Livestock Teaching Center in Curtis, at the Phelps County Ag Center & Arena in Holdrege on Aug. 16, at the Cuming County Fairgrounds in West Point on Aug. 24 and at the Scottsbluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell on August 31.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with introductions and welcome at 1.  The program will conclude by 5 p.m.

The afternoon sessions will cover feedlot horse management topics that include: horse psychology/behavior, body condition scoring, basic health, grooming, tack, foot care and other horse management topics unique to feedlot use.  General ruminant nutrition concepts will also be discussed as they relate to animal health crews.  This hands-on learning opportunity will include a team of Nebraska Extension Faculty that can tailor the program to feedlot employee needs related to horse care.

Pre-registration is available by phone, fax, e-mail or mail and requested one week prior to the event at each location. Cost is $20 and will be accepted with preregistration at the door. Cost for those who have not pre-registered will be $30. For more information or a registration form contact Matt Luebbe at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave I, Scottsbluff NE 69361, phone 308-632-1260, fax 308-632-1365 or e-mail

Matt Luebbe
Panhandle Research and Extension Center