Livestock Forage Utilization and Poisonous Plants Topic of Seminar Dec.15

December 9, 2015 05:49 AM
 
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University of Missouri Extension and Missouri State University will host a seminar on "Livestock Forage Use and Poisonous Plants" beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the MSU Fruit Experiment Station, 9740 Red Spring Road, Mt Grove, Mo.

Guest speakers will be Randy Wiedmeier, MU Extension livestock specialist and Ted Probert, MU Extension dairy specialist.

Wiedmeier will present "Low-Quality Forage Utilization by Livestock."

"This year we have been blessed with an abundance of hay but, unfortunately, much of it has been of fairly low quality. We can sustain our livestock on these low-quality forages but, proper supplementation programs are imperative. Items to consider when making decisions regarding supplements for livestock being fed low-quality forages will be presented," said Dr. Wiedmeier.

Ted Probert presentation will be on controlling weeds in pastures. His information will focus on the seven deadliest plants to livestock along with information on other troublesome weeds.

"Ample rain in 2015 provided for good growing conditions, unfortunately, those same conditions allowed some problematic weeds to flourish," said Probert.

REGISTRATION

Pre-paid registration of $5 per person is requested before Monday, Dec. 14. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Wright County Extension Center at (417) 547-7545.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians to improve lives, communities, and economies by providing relevant, responsive and reliable educational solutions. MU Extension programs are open to all. More information on this topic is available online at http://extension.missouri.edu.

Source: University of Missouri Extension

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