Dakota State University -- NDSU Agriculture
7 Morrill Hall, Fargo ND, 58105-5655, Tel: 701-231-7881, Fax: 701-231-7044
May 6, 2003
Livestock Drought Strategy Meetings Set
Despite recent rain, many of the regionís livestock producers are facing a season with meager feed supplies because pastures and rangeland have been stunted by a year or more of drought conditions. The North Dakota State University Extension Service has scheduled a series of meetings to help livestock producers make management decisions in light of those conditions.
"Producers will continue to need to make tough decision about how severely to cull their herds and how to make the best use of scarce feed resources," says Greg Lardy, beef specialist with the NDSU Extension Service. "This series of meetings will highlight some key management issues and outline some options producers should consider."
Specialists will discuss early weaning, range management under drought conditions, use of byproduct feeds, economic considerations, use of annual forages and water quality and quantity issues.
Meetings are scheduled for:
The meetings are free and no preregistration is required. Call your county office of the NDSU Extension Service with questions or contact Greg Lardy at (701) 231-7660 or firstname.lastname@example.org .