“Now is a good time to discuss and make improvements to your winter cattle feeding and health program,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  “Proper management in both of these areas should lead to optimum cattle performance and operation efficiency during the winter feeding period.”

MU Extension and Boehringer Ingelheim are cooperating to provide a Winter Cattle Feeding and Health Management Workshop at 6:00 p. m. on November 25th at the Three Cedar Event Center, 24327 East Old Town Rd., Nevada.

“Understanding the quality of your hay resources is important to a cattle winter feeding program,” says Davis.  As part of this workshop, a cattle producer can test their hay with Custom Labs of Monett, Mo. at a rate of $19.50 per sample.  Davis will discuss how to utilize hay-testing results in a winter cattle feeding program during the workshop and will incorporate producer analysis into his presentation.  Furthermore, Davis will work with cattle producers who have done an analysis to help them utilize that data into their winter feeding program.  To participants interested in conducting a hay test as part of the workshop contact Davis at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email at davismp@missouri.edu for further instructions.

Jeff Schoen with Boehringer Ingelheim will also discuss proper cattle health management through the winter months.

Gobblers Roost will cater the workshop meal.  Workshop is free to the public.  To attend preregister by November 21st by contacting the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.  Contact us immediately if you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated.