BROOKINGS, S.D. — Sign up today for the August 9, 2018 SDSU Extension Heifer Development and Feedlot Facilities bus tour. The tour will pick up participants in Aberdeen and Groton.
Designed for cow/calf, heifer and feedlot beef producers, this tour will provide an opportunity to tour two heifer development and feedlot enterprises in Northeast South Dakota.
The tour bus will pick up registered participants in Aberdeen at the Aberdeen Mall parking lot in front of Herbergers (3315 6th Ave SE, Aberdeen) and in Groton at the Red Horse Inn Restaurant west parking lot (US-12 and 37 intersection).
Registration is due on or before August 8. To register for the SDSU Extension Heifer Development and Feedlot Facilities bus tour, visit iGrow.org/events. Registration is $40 and includes transportation and lunch.
Due to limited bus space, pre-registration is required. All attendees of the tour must ride the bus due to limited parking at tour locations. During registration, select a pickup location of either Aberdeen or Groton.
8 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Load Bus at Aberdeen Mall (3315 6th Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401) Park near Herberger’s south parking lot.
8:15 a.m. Depart Aberdeen
8:45 – 9 a.m. Pick up in Groton at Red Horse Inn Restaurant & Lounge (2 US-12, Groton, SD 57445). Park on the west side.
9:30 a.m. Tour Stop: Mark and Joel Erickson Farm
Erickson brothers, Mark and Joel, operate a livestock and farming operation near Langford.
They have a strong focus on developing heifers into productive cows by managing them on high forage rations year round, including grazing heifers on pasture, corn stalks and cover crops in the fall and spring.
The Ericksons will share with tour participants how they strive to efficiently manage their breeding season, calving management and also drylot finishing enterprise.
11:45 a.m.Depart for lunch
NoonLunch and Industry Discussion
2 p.m. Tour Stop: Symens Brothers
Symens Brothers of Amherst, consists of Irwin, Paul, John, Brad and Warren Symens.
They raise registered Limousin cattle and market 100 bulls and 30 heifers each year.
They buy back customers’ commercial calves and feed-to-finish 2,000-head each year in hoop barn confinement. They strive for efficiency in producing their own feed and raising cattle that perform in the pasture, in the lot, and on the rail.
Their goal is to continue to find ways to do more with less.
4:30 p.m. Depart to return to Groton and Aberdeen
If you have any questions, contact Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-995-7378 or 605-680-9504. Participants may also contact, Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate at Warren.email@example.com or 605-688-5452.
— SDSU Extension
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