ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Nebraska Extension, Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are hosting the third Silage for Beef Cattle Conference, with one major change. This year, the event will be a series of four, hour-long free webinars held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on July 7, 14, 28 and Aug. 4.
In previous years, the conference was held near Mead, Nebraska. While the event has always offered an online streaming option, this year it will be online only. The information promises to be just as valuable and timely. Attendees will learn how to maximize silage, one of the largest components of many beef producers’ bottom lines.
Topics and speakers include:
- July 7 – Silage production and the impacts of dry weather and limited water – Jourdan Bell, assistant professor and agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research
- July 14 – How to harvest under adverse conditions – Renato Schmidt, Technical Services – Forage, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
- July 28 – Tips and tricks for silage pile construction – Becky Arnold, Territory Business Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
- Aug. 4 – Silage feeding and management for beef cattle in the current environment – Galen Erickson, professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
There is no cost to view the sessions; however, registration is required. Viewers may register for an individual or all webinar sessions at https://go.unl.edu/silageconference2020.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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