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NDSU Offers Beef Cattle Winter Management Workshops

The workshop will be held in four locations Nov. 12-13.

Beef cattle producers will have an opportunity in November to learn more about winter management options for their livestock.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting a Beef Cattle Winter Management workshop at four locations:

  • Nov. 12 - Fireside Restaurant, Ellendale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time
  • Nov. 12 - American Legion, Medina, 4 to 9 p.m. Central time
  • Nov. 13 - Wing Theater, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time
  • Nov. 13 - Fairgrounds, Carson, 3 to 8 p.m. Mountain time

Topics that will be covered and the presenters are:

  • What does colostrum have to do with stewardship? Building cow colostrum quality during winter feeding for healthier spring calves - Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension livestock stewardship specialist and veterinarian
  • Alternative winter feeding strategies - Mary Berg, area Extension livestock environmental management specialist, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center
  • Shelterbelts as living windbreaks - Craig Stange, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Body condition scoring for cow herds - county Extension agents
  • Feeding for energy - Chanda Engel, research specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center
  • Water management - Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock systems specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center
  • Vaccine handling and storage - Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality specialist, Bismarck
  • Hay bale management - Fara Brummer, area Extension livestock systems specialist, NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center

The registration fee is $15 per person if paid by Nov. 1 or $25 per person after that date. The cost for beef quality assurance certification or recertification is an additional $15 per operation. Four American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) continuing education credits are available.

For more information, contact the county Extension office that is hosting the workshop:

  • Ellendale - Breana Kiser, (701) 349-3249, ext. 2
  • Medina - Penny Nester, (701) 475-2632, ext. 9229
  • Wing - Tyler Kralicek, (701) 221-6865
  • Carson - Jackie Buckley, (701) 667-3340

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Oct. 9, 2014

Source:Fara Brummer, (701) 424-3606,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391,
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