To help producers explore alternatives that would allow them to maintain or grow their cowherds in cases where pasture acres are a limiting factor, SDSU Extension is sponsoring a program Changing Mindsets: More Cows, Less Grass, at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Mitchell, S.D., on Dec. 8.
"Availability and affordability of pasture is a significant obstacle to the growth of the South Dakota cowherd, in spite of much stronger cattle market conditions recently," said Jim Krantz, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
A focus group of producers and stakeholders has played a key role in providing direction and input into the planning of this event. The objective of the program is to expose producers to successful practices to support cow/calf production that don't rely exclusively on permanent pasture.
The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the meeting and noon lunch will be $20 and is available online at iGrow.org or at the door.
For more information please contact Krantz, Jim.Krantz@sdstate.edu at the Mitchell Regional Extension Center at 605-995-7378.
Source: SDSU Extension