NDSA FEEDLOT TOUR MADE STOPS NEAR GRACE CITY, GLENFIELD AND LEEDS
The 17th annual North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Feedlot Tour was June 18, 2019 at feedlots near Grace City, N.D., Glenfield, N.D., and Leeds, N.D. The tour stops included Topp Angus, Spickler Ranch North and Kenner Simmentals. Bus transportation was provided to and from the stops. The bus departed from the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Carrington, N.D.
Here is a tour preview of the 2019 tour.
The Topp Angus feedlot near Grace City, N.D., was the tour’s first stop. Owned by Paul Topp, the bull and heifer development feedlot was constructed in 2014 and is permitted for 900 head. The feedlot features a water-spreading containment system, concrete heavy-use pads, concrete curb, an adjustable neck rail, rubber-tire waterers, super-steel perimeter fence and lighted pens.
The second stop on the tour was Spickler Ranch North near Glenfield, N.D. Owned by Justin and Sara Spickler and family, the bull and heifer development feedlot was constructed in 2012 and is permitted for 999 head. The feedlot features large, gently sloped pens for cattle development, concrete heavy-use pads, mixed electric and continuous perimeter fence, feed-through guardrail, a rear-pen cowboy alley and portable windbreak inside the pens.
The final stop was Kenner Simmentals near Leeds, N.D. Roger Kenner and his daughter Erika operate this bull and heifer development facility. The feedlot was constructed in 2012 and is permitted for 999 head. The feedlot represents a complete relocation from the old facility to the new. It has a clay-lined holding pond, a state of-the-art indoor processing facility with an adjustable double alley, open-face pole sheds in each pen, a continuous-pored concrete bunkline and a center-line feed alley.
The NDSA Feedlot Tour, a project of the NDSA Feeder Council, included lunch at Kenner Simmentals stop. There is no cost to attend.
Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated for planning purposes. To pre-register for next years event, contact NDSA Environmental Services Director Scott Ressler at (701) 223-2522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.