WEST PLAINS, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension in Howell County is hosting a workshop entitled, “Understanding and Using the Laboratory Report on Your Forages.”
This three-night workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sept. 26, 28, and Oct. 3 at the Howell County MU Extension office, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains.
Class instructors are Sarah Kenyon, agronomy specialist with MU Extension; Ted Probert, dairy specialist with MU Extension; and Randy Wiedmeier, livestock specialist with MU Extension.
“Understanding your forage report can be very difficult and this workshop will help producer interpret the test results,” said Kenyon.
Presentation topics at the workshop include the following: Survey of the Proximate Analysis System, What the Numbers on Your Lab Forage Report Mean, Proper Forage Sampling Techniques and Procedures, Review of Nutrients Important in Farm Animal Nutrition, Review of Nutrient Requirements of Farm Animals, and Diet Balancing Procedures Using Laboratory Forage Analysis Reports.
Cost of the three-night workshop is $30 per farm. This fee will cover the cost of instructional materials.
Pre-paid registration is required because of limited seating and necessary planning prior to the program. The deadline to register is Sept. 22.
To register for this program, or for more information, contact the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391.
— Sarah Kenyon, University of Missouri Extension
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