Livestock producers make critical decisions during drought

Livestock producers make critical decisions during drought

“Meeting the Drought Head On,” workshop will take place from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium in Ardmore, Okla. Noble Foundation consultants will discuss fall and winter nutrition for cows, forecast feed availability and cost, examine hay waste, and offer tips for managing forages. How producers adjust to the drought now can affect them into spring of next year and beyond.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Fall Cattle Management Workshop to assist regional livestock producers in answering the many questions associated with the ongoing drought.

Entitled “Meeting the Drought Head On,” the workshop will take place from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium.

During the workshop, Noble Foundation consultants will discuss fall and winter nutrition for cows, forecast feed availability and cost, examine hay waste, and offer tips for managing forages. There will also be a presentation involving the economics of retaining cows during the drought.

“This seminar is designed to provide livestock producers information they need to make critical management decisions during the drought,” said Deke Alkire, Ph.D., Noble Foundation livestock consultant. “How producers adjust to the drought now can continue to affect them into spring of next year and beyond. We want to provide them quality information to make the best possible decisions.”

The cost for this workshop is $10 and includes dinner. For additional information or to register, call Tracy Cumbie at 580.224.6411 or register online at www.noble.org/agevents.

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