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Grazing seminar at NCTA, November 14 | KRVN Radio

Grazing seminar at NCTA, November 14

Grazing seminar at NCTA, November 14
Livestock producers can hear conservation updates and grazing management tips for grazing livestock during the 2018 Nebraska Grazing Lands Traveling Road Show. (Photo by CAFNR, creative commons/flickr.com)

CURTIS, Neb. – Livestock producers can hear conservation updates and grazing management tips for grazing livestock during the 2018 Nebraska Grazing Lands Traveling Road Show.

Traveling to eight Nebraska locations, the program will be in Curtis on Wednesday, November 14 from 5-9 p.m. in the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture campus.

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition are partners in bringing the program to Curtis. All college students, area producers and the public are invited, with pre-registration by Friday, Nov. 9 to Frontier County Extension.

Dr. Jason Rowntree, associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, is the presenter. He coordinates grassland and integrated cropping systems research for beef cattle finishing at MSU.  He also is an educator for the Savory Institute and is affiliated with the Center for Regional Food Systems.

 Topics will include:

  • Impacts of grazing management on the land
  • Changes from a conventional cow-calf research facility to a lower input grazing and grass finishing operation
  • Impact of grass finishing strategies on cattle, forage and carcass performance
  • Changes in industry attitudes towards beef grass finishing, and
  • Future considerations and direction of grazing management and the market place

Speaker is Dr. Jason Rowntree, associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University. He coordinates grassland and integrated cropping systems research for beef cattle at MSU. He also is an educator for the Savory Institute and is affiliated with the Center for Regional Food Systems.

The workshop is $15 which includes a meal with pre-registration to Frontier County Extension at 308-367-4424 by Friday (Nov. 9).

For more details, contact Ron Bolze, NGLC coordinator, 402-321-0067 or ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org.

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