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Butler County Ag updates

February 20, 2019 GMT

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension will host Feeding for Optimal Production and Performance in Beef Cattle and Working Horse workshop, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 25, 26, and 28.

The workshop series will be held in three locations, Feb. 25, at the Monsanto Learning Center south of Gothenburg; Feb. 26, at Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff; and ends Feb. 28, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), Curtis, NE.

Speakers will be Karla Jenkins, Cow/Calf Specialist for the University of Nebraska at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff and Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Horse Specialist., Lincoln, Neb.

“So many horses have a variety of jobs, from daily ranch or feedlot work and then heading off to a jackpot, rodeo or show. It is essential that horse owners focus on a consistent feeding plan to get the most from these working horses while avoiding problems such as colic,” Anderson said, in a provided statement.

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Topics include:

• Evaluating Feed Costs in the Cowherd – Providing the Right Feed at the Right Stage of Production is Critical for Optimal Performance – Cows vs. Heifers, Gestation vs. Lactation

• Moving Cattle from Forages to Grain – How to feed a beef project to be market ready by fair –

4-H and FFA students – come learn how the ruminant animal is adapted to a grain diet and why

• Is your project horse eating what it needs?

• Maximizing your working horses with sound feeding and management – We will address best practices for the everyday working horse plus hauling down the road for all types of competition.

Please contact the location that works best for you for cost and meal count, however walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information, contact Anderson at 402-472-6414 or kanderson1@unl.edu or Jenkins at 308-632-1245 or kjenkins2@unl.edu.