University of Missouri Extension, the Greene County Extension Council, and Mid-Missouri Bank will offer a “Raising Cattle on Small Acreages” workshop starting at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.
A meal will be available for all registered participants thanks to the generous support of Mid-Missouri Bank.
The topic of raising cattle on tracts of 5 to 20 acres has become more common as residential growth as spread into rural areas. Zoning laws typically allow for some cattle, but there are things to consider if you want to be successful or even profitable.
This workshop will aim to address those issues.
Seating for the class is limited, and pre-registration of $15 per person are due by Oct. 13. Registration can be done by mail or online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.
Instructors from University of Missouri Extension include Andy McCorkill, livestock specialist and Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist.
Topics that will be addressed include an overview of pasture management, how to evaluate soil health, grazing management and hay in winter months, and how to make a small operation self-sufficient. McCorkill will provide instruction on cattle health, crossbreeding/animal selection, record keeping, facilities, nutrition, marketing and health.