Winter Grazing Workshop Set for Nov. 4-5
A two-day forum on extended-season grazing options will be held Nov. 4-5 in Jamestown and Streeter, N.D.
The workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Quality Inn in Jamestown. Specialists and researchers from NDSU, NDSU Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, along with producers utilizing these grazing methods, will present information on winter grazing of cover crops, swath and bale grazing, livestock nutrition, integrated systems, manure distribution, soil health, water quality and wildlife conservation. Speakers include: Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension service; Jay Fuhrer, NRCS; Bryan Neville, NDSU-CGREC; Michael Undi, NDSU-CGREC; Jerry Doan, North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition; Doug Landblom, NDSU-Dickinson REC; Fara Brummer, NDSU Extension; Mary Berg, NDSU Extension; Paulo Flores, NDSU-Carrington REC; and Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension.The keynote speaker at the evening banquet will be Bart Lardner of the Western Beef Development Centre, Saskatchewan. His talk is titled “Winter Grazing of Beef Cattle: Will It Work for You?”
The program continues on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Quality Inn with a breakfast buffet and a panel discussion with producers at 7:30 a.m. The producer panel will include: Paul Brown on bale grazing, Todd McPeak on zero export hay production and grazing, Cody and Deanna Sand on cornstalk grazing, and Brian Amundson on residue grazing and water development.
This discussion will be followed by a bus trip to the CGREC. Here, participants will be able to view plots and demonstrations on cover crop grazing, bale grazing, cornstalk grazing with supplementation, and portable fencing.
The pre-registration fee for this two-day workshop is $55 by Oct. 23. (Single day fee is $30.) The registration fee after Oct. 23 is $75. (Single day fee is $40.) Online registration will be available shortly.
A block of rooms has been reserved under "NDSU Winter Grazing" at $80.10 per day at the Quality Inn, Jamestown – (701) 252-3611.
For more information, contact Fara Brummer at CGREC: email@example.com or (701) 424-3606.
Cattle photos by Rick Bohn