FEEDER COUNCIL TOUR - JULY 19-20, 2022
Cattle feeders and producers have the OPPORTUNITY to view a variety of cattle feeding facilities and practices as part of a Feedlot tour of central sd.
tRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED BY TOUR BUS & ALL MEALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FULL REGISTRATION COST. GROUP LODGING WITH THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE.
tOUR & MEALS ONLY OPTION IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO DRIVE THEIR OWN VEHICLE. fOR pARTICIPANTS NOT STAYING WITH THE TOUR GROUP, A BLOCK OF ROOMS IS RESERVED AT THE hoLIDAY INN EXPRESS IN WINNER, sd. Reservations can be made by calling 605.842.2255 by jULY 5TH AND REQUEST "FEElot TOUR BLOCK"
Tuesday, July 19
Depart from Mitchell Technical College - 7:30 AM
#1: Reisch Farms - Howard, SD - The first stop on the tour uses a bedded-pack hoop barn along with outside yards for backgrounding and finishing cattle. The Reisch's were one of the early adopters of vegetative treatment areas as a technique to mitigate environmental impacts.
#2: Firesteel Ranch - Wessington Springs, SD - The Burg Family feedlot uses a combination of open pens and a 600-head slatted floor barn to optimize labor and cattle performance.
Lunch: Wessington Springs - Sponsored by Zoetis
#3: Pazour Family Feeders – Pukwana, SD - The Pazour family constructed an open yard facility to accommodate the next generation joining the family business. Pazour's emphasize controlling drainage and minimizing weather impacts on cattle performance.
Supper: Lazy J Grand Lodge – Ideal Lodging at Lazy J Grand Lodge
Wednesday, July 20
Breakfast: Lazy J Grand Lodge - 7:30 AM
#1: Jorgensen Land & Cattle Stop - Ideal, SD - Highlights of this stop include bull development facilities and how cattle feeding integrates with their farming and feedstock enterprises.
#2: Winner Circle Feed Feedyard - Winner, SD - Winner Circle is a commercial feedlot that handles a mixture of company and customer owned cattle. Features of this open-pen facility not commonly seen in South Dakota are steam-flake corn processing and micro-machine supplement deliver technologies.
#3 and Lunch: Lakeview Colony – Lake Andes, SD - The Lakeview Hutterite Colony focuses on Piedmontese genetics using confinement barn facilities for both the cow-calf and cattle feeding aspects of their business.
Return to Mitchell Technical College (ETA 4:00 PM)