COLOGNE, Minn. — Many areas of the upper midwest are experiencing mild to extreme drought conditions, which is a concern for all producers who rely on grazing during the summer months. The University of Minnesota Extension will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 27th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to discuss management strategies to meet the forage and grazing needs of goats and sheep for the remainder of the summer, and into the fall and winter.
Sheep and goat producers can expect to learn about forage management options including: utilizing poor quality forages, dry lotting for grazing management, extending the grazing season, and securing a winter forage supply. Other topics will include nitrate poisoning and testing, marketing young animals and culls, and assessing water quality and access.
Troy Salzer, St. Louis County Ag Production Systems Extension Educator, will lead an informative discussion about the best forage and grazing management practices for mitigating the effects of drought conditions. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so participants can ask questions about their own grazing operations.
Pre-registration is required. Register at: z.umn.edu/GoatSheepDrought. The Zoom link will be emailed to you immediately after you register. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will receive the recording via email. Any questions please contact: Brenda Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen Carlson at email@example.com
— University of Minnesota Extension
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