Extension webinars provide information for beef producers and sheep producers

Contact: Megan Nelson, Extension Livestock Program Manager, megan.nelson@wisc.edu

Extension agriculture winter workshops are being presented online as Extension experts host webinars throughout the week on topics ranging from determining cost of production to preventing on-farm injuries to navigating your farm business. Visit go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch to see the full list of topics and to register for sessions.

The Wisconsin Beef Special Edition on Jan. 12 will focus on Mineral and Vitamin Needs for beef cattle. Mineral and vitamin nutrition are critical to the health and performance of beef cattle. Several supplement options exist, but they come at a cost. Dr. Stephanie Hansen, Iowa State University, will discuss the newest developments in mineral and vitamin nutrition recommendations and how to balance in your feeding program. The webinar is scheduled for 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Prepare for the upcoming lamb crop by learning about ewe and lamb care before, during, and after parturition, on January 20, 2021 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The session will be led by Todd Taylor, University of Wisconsin Sheep Research Program Manager of the Arlington Agricultural Research Station Sheep Unit. He will discuss lambing supplies, lambing management, and ewe and lamb care.

There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Extension recognizes that producers are receiving information for a lot of meetings this winter; the Farm Ready Research webinar website go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch is your place to find all information about UW-Madison Extension Agriculture programs.

A sample week of Extension agricultural webinars begins on Tuesdays with Badger Dairy Insight from 1-2:30 p.m. and Wisconsin Beef Special Edition from 7-8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays focus on Small Ruminants from 7:30 – 9 p.m.; and then it’s Farm Management Fridays from 11 a.m. – noon.

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