ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 14th from 8 – 9 p.m. with information designed to help beef producers experiencing drought conditions throughout the state. Registration is required, to register visit z.umn.edu/BeefDrought.
The drought in Minnesota has not improved for much of the state. Dr. Joe Armstrong, Extension Cattle Production Systems Educator and veterinarian had this to say, “For some, significant rain at this stage of the game may allow them to barely scrape by, but for most, it will be too late for this year’s pasture and hay. Many producers are facing difficult management decisions to stay in business.”
The webinar will focus on management decisions that beef producers should make as soon as possible to survive the drought. Specifically, the webinar will cover early weaning, culling cows, water access, planting summer annuals, forage toxicity concerns, feeding poor quality hay, and stretching feed resources.
“There is a ton to talk about so we won’t get into a ton of background information. We want to provide a straight-forward webinar with specific recommendations where we get to the point right out of the gate. We are well past the point of wait and see – producers need to make these decisions right now to limit the long term negative effects for their herd,” Armstrong said.
The webinar will leave plenty of time for questions to be answered by the panel of speakers. Producers are encouraged to come with questions the Beef Team can help answer.
To register, please visit: z.umn.edu/BeefDrought
If you have questions about the webinar, please contact Joe Armstrong, email@example.com.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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