BUCYRUS — Ohio State University Extension in Crawford County will hold a beef feedlot school from 7-9 p.m. four nights in January and February at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building.
Topics to be covered include ruminant digestive physiology, rumen function and carbohydrates beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 with light sandwiches and time to meet the event sponors; protein digestion and metabolism, protein sources and more, Feb. 13; receiving and growing strategies, Feb. 20; and methodologies to enhance marbling and feed efficiency, Feb. 27.
The meetings also will be broadcast to other extension offices around the state via the Internet. To make a request to host an event locally, contact the Wyandot County Extension Office.
Registration is due Jan. 23 with a $40 program fee or $50 late registration fee until the program begins.
The main speaker will be Dr. Francis Fluharty, professor of ruminate nutrition. This is the last year Fluharty plans to present these feedlot schools. Information will be up-to-date and aims to help producers overcome high feed costs and increase profitability.
The program is sponsored by Sunrise Cooperative, Purina, Quality Liquid Feeds, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Nutrena Feeds, West Side Feed and North Central Veterinary Associates.
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