Interpretive Summary: NCCC308: Nutrition and Management of Feedlot Cattle to Optimize Performance, Carcass Value, and Environmental Compatibility – Feature Collection - Nutrition and Management of Finishing Cattle
By: Kendall C Swanson, Alejandro E Relling, Alfredo DiCostanzo
The NCCC308 Multistate Research Coordinating and Information Exchange Group currently consists of members from 18 Agricultural Experiment Stations with a long and strong history in conducting applied finishing cattle nutrition and management research and Extension. The committee has met yearly since 1982, typically at a University or research center, in May. The meeting has been an integral component of the professional development of the committee members allowing for sharing of current research results and ideas, touring of research and/or industry facilities, development of new collaborative research and Extension initiatives, and interacting and networking with committee members and other research, Extension, and industry personnel across North America. Over the lifetime of the NCCC308 committee, the finishing cattle industry has undergone significant change, including implementing several technological advances and a dramatic increase in corn production and corn byproduct availability. Over time, the committee’s research and Extension activities have greatly influenced the development and optimization of feeding and management strategies. These activities have contributed to increased productivity and efficiency of beef cattle in feedlots.
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