Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horses

The University of Nebraska –Lincoln Extension will host Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshop May 31, at The Peppermill Restaurant, Valentine, NE.

 4-H and FFA members, beef producers, and horse owners of all types should check out this new workshop series. Speakers will be Karla Jenkins, Cow/Calf Specialist for the University of Nebraska at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff and Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Horse Specialist., Lincoln, NE.

Topics include:

  • Evaluating Feed Costs in the Cowherd – Providing the Right Feed at the Right Stage of Production is Critical for Optimal Performance – Cows vs. Heifers, Gestation vs. Lactation
  • Moving Cattle from Forages to Grain – How to feed a beef project to be market ready by fair  
  • 4-H and FFA students – come learn how the ruminant animal is adapted to a grain diet and why
  •  Is your project horse eating what it needs?

 

  • Maximizing your working horses with sound feeding and management - We will address best practices for the everyday working horse plus hauling down the road for all types of competition.

 The cost per person is $10, which includes dinner. Please RSVP to Cherry County Extension office by May 29 at 402-376-1850.