North Dakota Cow-calf Management School Set

North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center near Minot will host a workshop Jan. 13, 2016, for cow-calf producers, particularly those who are new to beef cattle production.

This daylong cow-calf management school will cover forage production, cow nutrition and grazing management through a combination of presentations, activities and problem-solving exercises. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presenters and their topics are:

Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock systems specialist, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center – cow requirements, feed alternatives, nutritional assessment (including Nutbal and Cowbytes ration evaluation), supplements and feed delivery

Paige Brummund, Extension agent, Ward County, and John Dhuyvetter, area Extension livestock systems specialist, North Central Research Extension Center – forage production for hay and silage, including yield, quality and production costs of perennials and annuals, including corn silage, hay- and silage-making principles, and forage testing

Fara Brummer, area Extension livestock systems specialist, NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center – principles of grazing management, extending grazing options, pasture rental, fencing and water solutions, carrying capacity and stocking rate determinations

The registration fee is $25, which will cover a meal and materials. Preregistration is recommended. Register online at or call the Extension office in Ward County at (701) 857-6444.

–NDSU Extension