North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center near Minot will host a workshop Jan. 13, 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 and grazing management through a combination of presentations, activities and problem-solving exercises. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Presenters and their topics are:
- Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock systems specialist, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center - cow requirements, feed alternatives, nutritional assessment (including Nutbal and Cowbytes ration evaluation), supplements and feed delivery
- Paige Brummund, Extension agent, Ward County, and John Dhuyvetter, area Extension livestock systems specialist, North Central Research Extension Center - 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
- 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 $25, which will cover a meal and materials. Preregistration is recommended. Register online at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension/ or call the Extension office in Ward County at (701) 857-6444.