Beef nutrition workshop

MSU Extension Service will be holding a beef nutrition workshop Nov. 27-28.

With the recent widespread drought, availability and cost of feed stuffs, many producers are set up for a “make it or break it” year. This workshop aims to provide producers with tools to help them customize feed programs that maintain nutrition but keep costs to a minimum.

Feed costs account for at least 70 percent of production costs on most ranches.  With the rising cost and decreased availability of feed, this workshop will provide an opportunity for producers to explore other options.

The workshop will feature two speakers; Dr. Rachel Endecott, MSU Beef Extension Specialist and Butch Gillespie. Endecott will be discussing topics including forage analysis interpretation, winter supplementation, and how nutrition will affect reproduction. Producers are encouraged to bring in hay analysis if they have them.

Gillespie will be providing information on local available feed stuffs, costs and alternatives. He will also be discussing supplement timing and how to get the most out of your supplement.

The workshops will be held in Valier, Stanford and Whitlash. 

The Valier workshop will take place Nov. 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch will be available with an RSVP. The cost of the lunch is $5.50 per plate for those 62 and under and $4.50 per plate for those over 65. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. Deadline to RSVP for the lunch is Nov. 26. For more information please contact the Glacier County Extension Office at (406)-873-2239.

Editor's note: Additional information can be found on the Marias River Livestock Association website at http://www.mariasriverlivestock.com/ .