NDSU Offers Sustainability, Stockmanship Workshops

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding Sustainability
and Stockmanship workshops at Linton Livestock on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Kist
Livestock in Mandan on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Both daylong workshops start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $40, which will include a
noon meal, handouts and breaks. The cost for additional registrants from the
same operation is $20 per person. A $10 fee will be added for late
registrations.

Curt Pate, a rancher from Ryegate, Mont., who has been conducting
demonstrations, clinics and on-site training on stockmanship and safety for more
than a decade, will be the featured speaker. Pate will share his ideas and
knowledge of low-stress cattle handling to help producers improve their skills
in stockmanship and stewardship. Cattle will be available for a hands-on
demonstration at both locations.

Other topics and the presenters are:

* Market update – Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock economist

* Making the beef business work – John Dhuyvetter, area NDSU Extension livestock
systems specialist

* Veterinary feed directive – Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and
livestock stewardship specialist

* Vaccine and syringe handling – local Extension agents

Also, a panel of local veterinarians will answer questions on timely topics.

The workshop will qualify for producers to certify or re-certify for the Beef
Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA certification will cost producers an extra
$15 per operation.

The registration deadline is Nov. 13. For more information and to register,
contact:

* Linton workshop – Kelsie Egeland, Extension office, Emmons County, at (701)
254-4811.

* Mandan workshop – Jackie Buckley, Extension office, Morton County, (701)
667-3340.