Four universities collaborate to provide beef mineral nutrition course

Registration is open for a multi-part course geared towards mineral vitamin for the meat cow herd by way of a partnership with the University of Wyoming, South Dakota State University (SDSU), North Dakota State University and Montana State University.

The program expanded from its begin at SDSU in 2017 attributable to an elevated curiosity in grazing mineral vitamin.

“This program is exclusive in that it’s going to present producers an academic workshop the place contributors is not going to solely study the significance of mineral supplementation in beef cattle, however they will even obtain particular person ranch visits that may permit for analysis of their present mineral program, testing of feed and water samples and in the end improvement of an efficient mineral program for his or her particular person operation,” mentioned Shelby Rosasco, UW Extension beef specialist.

The instructional periods shall be supplied nearly. June periods will present primary information about mineral vitamin together with instruments to assist producers efficiently monitor mineral consumption and make changes to extend consumption.

The second half will embody submission of forage and water samples to Ward Laboratories, which has partnered with extension to offer a reduction for contributors to investigate samples. Extension personnel will work with contributors to interpret outcomes and decide what adjustments may gain advantage the operation.

The third element of the sequence will embody ranch visits for producers and extension personnel to work one-on-one to seek out options or fine-tune what they’re doing.

The first webinar periods are June 8, 10, 15, 17 and 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. Mountain time. Additional webinars shall be within the fall, with dates to be introduced.

Registration is lowered to $130 per operation attributable to a donation from Micronutrients, a Nutreco firm. Fee consists of first forage and water evaluation and journey to the ranch by extension professionals.

For extra data or to register, contact Rosasco at 307-766-2329 or [email protected].

–University of Wyoming

Shelly Rosasco

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