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Goat/Sheep: Winter Forage & Nutrition


Free webinar to be held August 16 from 6:30pm-8pm CST

ST. PAUL — The University of Minnesota Extension will host a webinar on Wednesday August 26th starting at 6:30pm CDT focusing on the nutritional requirements of small ruminants during the winter months, mainly forages.

Discussion will center around the management practices of efficiently calculating, storing and maintaining high quality forages, as well as, economic impacts of these management practices on sheep and goat farms. Farmers, 4-Hers, ag business professionals who work with farmers, and those interested in goats or sheep are invited to attend.
Speakers & Topics

Kyle Rozeboom-Livestock Specialist, U of M Dept of Animal Science
Troy Salzer-Extension Educator-U of M Extension, St. Louis County

  • Evaluating winter forage needs based upon the nutritional requirements of small ruminants during various stages of production
  • Forage quality components & testing
  • Hay storage & feed waste
  • Economics of forage
  • Hay quality vs. cost
  • Forage & alternative feedstuffs supply
  • Balancing forages & supplemental feed
  • Where and how to buy stored forage

RSVP Pre-registration is required. Please register at z.umn.edu/GoatSheepForage by 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday August 25th. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration closes. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will receive the recording via email. Any questions please contact: Brenda Miller at nels4220@umn.edu or Colleen Carlson at traxl042@umn.edu

Last modified: 08/24/2020

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