MSU Richland County Extension Winter Series Begins Dec. 19

The MSU Richland County Extension Office is hosting a series of educational workshops throughout the winter months. The first installment of the Winter Series will be on Monday, Dec. 19 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Richland County Extension Office meeting room, 1499 N Central Ave., Sidney.

Dr. Sam Wyffels, MSU Extension beef specialist, will be covering Beef Cattle Nutrient Requirements & Supplementation – 3rd Trimester Through Breeding. For an April 1 calving date, the third trimester of gestation will be beginning on Dec.29, based on a 283-day gestation. As a cow enters her third trimester, the fetal calf growth will increase exponentially, and because of this growth, rumen capacity will be reduced. When the cow calves and begins lactating in the spring, nutrient requirements will be at the highest of the production cycle. Join us at the December Winter Series to discuss these changes in nutrient requirements.

Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension forage specialist, will be discussing Nitrates & Cropping Options. There are many factors that affect nitrate levels in our forages and high nitrate levels can be detrimental to your livestock. If you have had nitrate issues in the past or are curious about cropping options for nitrates, join us for this conversation.

Future Winter Series topics and dates are forth coming. Please contact the MSU Richland County Extension Office at 406-433-1206 or [email protected] for more information. We hope to see you on Dec. 19!


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