Carrington Research Extension Center Beef Production Field Day Set


The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center’s beef production field day tour will be live this year.

It will be held on July 20.

The beef production tour is one of several tours that will be conducted during the center’s annual field day activities that day. Other tours will be on topics including agronomy, fruits and berries, and organic/sustainable agriculture.

The field day program will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and a welcome. The beef tour will depart at 9:30 and continue until noon.

“The beef production tour is a good way to learn about the latest in cattle research and how to deal with the drought that is impacting North Dakota,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

Topics and speakers for this year’s beef production program are:

  • Drought and dry lot with cows and calves – Hoppe
  • Sell cows or not in a drought? The economic perspective – Bryon Parman, Extension agricultural finance specialist, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department
  • Early weaning calves in July – Zac Carlson, Extension beef cattle specialist, NDSU Animal Sciences Department
  • Research update: feeding alternative grains – Wayde Rodehorst, research specialist, CREC
  • Update on the Dakota Feeder Calf Show – Hoppe
  • Managing manure during drought – Mary Keena, Extension livestock environmental management specialist, CREC
  • Feed regulations in North Dakota – Jamie Good, feed specialist, North Dakota Department of Agriculture
  • Alternative and less expensive feeds for cattle – Hoppe
  • Annual forages for grazing or feeding a cow herd – Kevin Sedivec, Extension rangeland management specialist and director of the NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center
  • Keys to establish grass on saline soils – Ezra Aberle, agronomy research specialist, CREC

For more information about the beef production program, contact Hoppe or Keena at 701-652-2951 or by email at or

NDSU Agriculture Communication – June 17, 2021

Source: Karl Hoppe, 701-652-2951,

Editor: Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,