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Cold-weather Cattle Management Webinar Set for March 12

This winter's snowfall and frigid temperatures are forcing some livestock producers to use more feed than planned. (NDSU photo) This winter's snowfall and frigid temperatures are forcing some livestock producers to use more feed than planned. (NDSU photo)
Participants will be able to ask questions during the webinar, which starts at 8 p.m. CDT.

Cattle producers are invited to join a webinar focused on managing livestock-related challenges during extended cold weather.

North Dakota State University Extension specialists will present live and be available to answer questions. The webinar starts at 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, March 12.

“This webinar will give cattle producers a chance to learn about ways to deal with concerns about forage supplies, animal stress and condition, calving challenges and other issues that have come out of the extended period of extreme temperatures and wind chills,” says John Dhuyvetter, livestock systems specialist at the NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center near Minot.

To join the webinar, go to You will be asked to provide your email address and name. You should log in a few minutes before the start of the webinar because it will begin promptly at 8 p.m.

If you can’t join from your computer, call 669-900-6833 or 646-876-9923 and enter webinar ID 897 801 134.

The presenters are Extension livestock specialists Karl Hoppe of the Carrington Research Extension Center (REC), Janna Block of the Hettinger REC and Lisa Pederson of the Central Grasslands REC; Extension veterinarian Gerald Stokka; livestock environmental stewardship specialist Miranda Meehan; and Dhuyvetter.

They will address caring for chilled and stressed calves, assessing cows and bulls, feeding management going forward, using grain in cow rations to extend forage, pricing and sourcing of alternative and byproduct feeds, and managing spring turnout and grazing.

Participants may ask questions during the live webinar, and the recording will be archived at for later viewing.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - March 5, 2019

Source:John Dhuyvetter, 701-857-7682,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5392,
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