For over 40 years, cattlemen have been taking in the latest information, technology and research at the University of Minnesota Extension Cattle Feeder Days. U of M Extension cattle educator Dr. Joe Armstrong says the program is designed to make feedlots more successful. “We talk about managing bunks and cattle intake, which are keys to starting cattle with as little problems as possible,” says Armstrong. “Preventing liver abscesses is also important, especially for U.S. export markets and just dollar-wise when selling cattle to the packer.” During Cattle Feeder Days, Armstrong talked about one of the most problematic in the feedlot: late-day feed deaths. “There isn’t one thing that causes it, but it’s really about starting right from the beginning. Acidosis issues, ulcers and injuries all play a role in late-day feed deaths. All of these can add up.” The programs were held Tuesday in Rochester and Thursday in Luverne. Listen to the story.