Cottonwood and Antelope South Dakota 2010 range and livestock field days September 24, 25 |

Cottonwood and Antelope South Dakota 2010 range and livestock field days September 24, 25

BROOKINGS, SD – The South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station will host field days at two of its research stations on Sept. 24 and 25.

The South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Cottonwood Range Livestock Station field day is set for Sept. 24, and the field day at AES Antelope Range Livestock Station is set for Sept. 25.

Registration will begin at each event at 9:30 a.m. Mountain time, and the programs for both field days are set to start at 10 a.m. For information on the events, or directions to either station, call South Dakota Cooperative Extension Beef Specialist Ken Olson at 605-394-2236, or e-mail him at this address:

The morning sessions at the field days will include discussions by Extension Feedlot Specialist Ben Holland and by Extension Meats Specialist Keith Underwood. Holland and Underwood will discuss how cow-calf management practices can add value to calves in ways that affect subsequent feedlot performance and both carcass and meat traits.

In addition, Extension and AES staff will share reports on SDSU livestock and range research projects. Topics include supplementation practices for cattle and sheep, early weaning, grazing management, replacement heifer management, and cow management.

The field days include range tours and livestock displays, and both events will end at approximately 3 p.m. The events are open to the public, and organizers encourage producers from across South Dakota to participate. Staff will serve a free lunch at both events.

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