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Cow-calf Management School Set for January 15


The NDSU Extension Service in McKenzie County will host a workshop Jan. 15, 2016, for cow-calf producers, particularly those who are new to beef cattle production.

This daylong cow-calf management school will cover forage production, cow nutrition, grazing management and the Veterinary Feed Directive through a combination of presentations, activities and problem-solving exercises. The program, held in the McKenzie County Courthouse in Watford City, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. central time.

Presenters and their topics are:

* John Dhuyvetter, area Extension livestock systems specialist, North Central Research Extension Center - cow requirements, feed alternatives, nutritional assessment, supplements and feed delivery, forage production for hay and silage, including yield, quality, and production costs of perennials and annuals, including corn silage, hay and silage making principles, and forage testing.

* Karla Ryan, Extension agent, McKenzie County – body condition scoring, including herd management and winter weather nutrition, and the Veterinary Feed Directive including antimicrobial stewardship, veterinary client patient relationship, and record management.

* Danielle Steinhoff, Extension agent, Williams County, and Fara Brummer, area Extension livestock systems specialist, NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center - principles of grazing management, extending grazing options, pasture rental, fencing and water solutions, carrying capacity and stocking rate determinations

The registration fee is $20, which will cover lunch and materials. Preregistration is recommended. Register by emailing Karla at [email protected] or by calling the Extension office in McKenzie County at (701) 444-3451.


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