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Online Cattle Management Workshop Series

September 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


This online workshop series will spread over 3 days and discuss the management of cattle through the fall and winter.

The series will begin on September 22nd at 7:00 p. m. with the evening workshop titled “General Winter Cattle Feeding Management.” Topics covered during that evening by MU Extension Ag Specialists include:
– Cattle nutritional management including grazing management and supplementation strategies
– Forage testing and understanding a forage test
– Hay feeding strategies to reduce hay wastage
– Economics of hay versus grazing and using winter annual to improve the grazing season
– Economics of cattle supplementation

Then on the evening of September 29th at 7:00 p. m.the workshop titled “Cow-Calf Operation Winter Cattle Feeding Management.” Topics covered by MU Extension Ag specialist that evening include:
– Feeding cows and calves through the winter
– Weaning calf management including creep feeding and proper weaning time
– Cows body condition score management
– Identifying and culling cows to improve the herd and economics of the operation
– Economics of weaned calves
– Economics of raising versus purchasing replacement heifers

Then the final evening of workshop series which is October 6th at 7:00 p. m. will focus more on winter management of stocker cattle and is titled ” Stocker Cattle Operation Winter Feeding Management. Topics that will be covered that evening MU Extension Ag specialist include:
– Nutritional and grazing management for optimum gain
– Supplementation strategies including discussion of hay and grain based supplements as well as additives
– Preconditioning and vaccination programs
– Use of implant to improve performance
– Economics of retaining calves after weaning or direct sale

The workshop are free to the public but registration is required to attend the workshops. You can sign up for each individual workshop or sign up for all three. Registration to attend the workshop needs to be done by one day prior to the workshop. Once you register a ZOOM link will be provided so that you can attend the meeting. For any questions or issues related to registration contact Patrick Davis at davismp@missouri.edu or by phone at (417) 955-0287.

Cost: Free