Extension Logo
Extension Logo
University of Minnesota Extension
https://extension.umn.edu

Sheep and goat forage needs and pasture management during drought

Event information

Date

Add to Calendar 2021-07-27 19:00:00 2021-07-27 21:00:00 Sheep and goat forage needs and pasture management during drought Many areas of the upper midwest are experiencing mild to extreme drought conditions, which is a concern for all producers who rely on grazing during the summer months. University of Minnesota Extension will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to discuss management strategies to meet the forage and grazing needs of goats and sheep for the remainder of the summer, and into the fall and winter. Sheep and goat producers can expect to learn about forage management options including: Using poor quality forages. Dry lotting for grazing management. Extending the grazing season. Securing a winter forage supply. Other topics will include nitrate poisoning and testing, marketing young animals and culls, and assessing water quality and access. Troy Salzer, St. Louis County Ag Production Systems Extension educator, will lead an informative discussion about the best forage and grazing management practices for mitigating the effects of drought conditions. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so participants can ask questions about their own grazing operations. America/Chicago public

Time

Location

Webinar

Contact

Brenda Miller, nels4220@umn.edu

Colleen Carlson, traxl042@umn.edu

Local events

Many areas of the upper midwest are experiencing mild to extreme drought conditions, which is a concern for all producers who rely on grazing during the summer months.

University of Minnesota Extension will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to discuss management strategies to meet the forage and grazing needs of goats and sheep for the remainder of the summer, and into the fall and winter.

Sheep and goat producers can expect to learn about forage management options including:

  • Using poor quality forages.
  • Dry lotting for grazing management.
  • Extending the grazing season.
  • Securing a winter forage supply.

Other topics will include nitrate poisoning and testing, marketing young animals and culls, and assessing water quality and access.

Troy Salzer, St. Louis County Ag Production Systems Extension educator, will lead an informative discussion about the best forage and grazing management practices for mitigating the effects of drought conditions. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so participants can ask questions about their own grazing operations.

Registration

Pre-registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to you immediately after you register. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will receive the recording via email. 

Share this page:

© 2021 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.