South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension, Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming Extension will be hosting a series of meetings on June 8, 10, 15, 17 and 22 from 6:30–8 p.m. MT (7:30–9 p.m. CST).
Anyone who is interested in learning more about beef cattle mineral nutrition and what they can do to improve their own mineral program should attend this program.
- Gain knowledge and understanding
- Opportunity to submit forage and water samples for a greater understanding of resources
- Finding a product that meets the nutritional needs of their cattle
- The June sessions will provide basic knowledge about mineral nutrition along with tools to help producers successfully monitor mineral consumption and make adjustments to increase consumption.
- Second part during the summer includes the submission of forage and water samples to Ward Laboratories, which has partnered with Extension to provide a discount for participants to get their samples analyzed. Once the Extension personnel receive the results, they will work with the participants to interpret the results and determine what changes could be beneficial to the operation.
- Individual ranch visits will be held with each participant throughout the summer, focusing on ranch specific goals. Additional webinars to wrap up the program will be held in the fall, dates TBD.
- Educational sessions in the fall, where all of the information that has been shared over the previous five months is brought together in an applied format.
Please use the form below to register in order to receive the information to join the Zoom meeting. The cost of the program is $130 per operation. Contact Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist for more information. Producers located in other states should reach out to Janna Block, NDSU Extension at 701-567-4323 or by email; Shelby Rosasco, University of Wyoming Extension at 307-766-2329 or by email; or Megan van Emon, Montana State University Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at 406-874-8286 or by email.