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Animals and livestock

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Beef

Nutrition

Managing nutrition for cattle including feedlot cattle, mother cows and calves

Health

Heat stress, feedlot health, quality grade

Production management

Feed bunks, reducing feed costs and implants

Events

Workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities

Dairy

Health and comfort

Biosecurity, common health problems, cow sensors, calf health

Business management

Margins, business planning, maintaining stability

Nutrition

Feed and supplement rations, forages

Pastures and facilities

Facilities for cow comfort, compost bedded barn, robotics, managing pasture

Events

Field days, conferences, workshops

Horse

Care and management

Behavior, seasonal care, hoof care, fly control

Health

Preventing and treating diseases, preparing for emergencies, breeding and foals

Nutrition

Feeding hay and forages, supplements, grazing

Pastures and facilities

Good and harmful pasture plants, grazing

Ownership

Legal considerations, economics

Events

Workshops, webinars and other learning opportunities

Poultry

Health

Keeping flocks healthy, avian Influenza, biosecurity

Small-scale or backyard poultry

Beginner small flock management, disease prevention, meat and egg production

Swine

Nutrition

Pig nutrition and water needs, ingredient quality, distillers dried grains with solubles

Health

Preventing disease, understanding antibiotic regulations

Facilities

Saving energy in winter

Production management

Heat stress, weight variation, growth performance

Small-scale production

Deep-straw hoop structures, pasture production, keeping pigs healthy

Welfare

Group-housing, gestating sows, aggression among sows

Courses

PorkBridge, SowBridge, PQA+ and TQA

Manure management

Safety

Manure pit agitation and pumping, preventing and managing manure spills

Land application

How and when to apply, how to sample and analyze for nutrients, calculating economic value

Air and water quality

Biofilters, reducing water quality issues, pathogen control, OFFSET and MinnFARM tools

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