STOCKTON, Mo. — “The drought will continue to impact cattle operation grazing and feed resources as we go into the fall and winter,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist. Proper management during these times is important to productivity and profitability of a cattle operation.
“MU Extension agronomy, livestock, and ag business specialists are collaborating to provide a meeting to discuss forage and cattle management strategies to help cattle operations following the drought,” says Davis. This meeting will be on August 22nd and begin at 12:30 p. m. at the Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, 1488 East Ashland Street, Nevada, Mo. 64772. Topics being covered include:
- Hay Quality Assessment and Cattle Feeding Strategies
- Assessing the Price of Stored Forages and Market Outlook
- Cattle herd management related to Nitrate and Prussic Acid
- Cattle herd management through culling and early weaning
- Fall Forage Alternatives
“This meeting is free to participants but registration is required by August 19th,” says Davis. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/mrecpk4p or by phone at the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560. For all other questions contact Davis at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email at email@example.com.
— MU Extension