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Calving Workshop to be Held in Minot

Calving will be the focus of a workshop that the North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding Feb. 29 at the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center near Minot.

“This program will help cattle producers prepare for the fast-approaching calving season,” says John Dhuyvetter, area Extension livestock systems specialist at the center.

Topics that will be covered include equipment and supplies to have on hand for calving, how to recognize signs of labor in the cow, stages of calving, normal delivery expectations, identifying calving problems, assisting births, dealing with abnormal births, new calf management, colostrum needs, tube feeding procedures, and signs of calf stress and health.

The program will run from 2 to about 4:30 p.m.

Presenters will include Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian; Paige Brummund, Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Ward County; and Rachel Wald, Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for McHenry County.

The workshop is free of charge but those planning to attend should preregister by Feb. 26.

For more information, contact Dhuyvetter at (701) 857-7682 or

The Research Extension Center is one mile south of Minot on U.S. Highway 83.

–NDSU Extension

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