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U of M offers program for dairy producers

This two-part informational session is geared toward dairy producers and will focus on integrating cover crops into a livestock operation with a focus on economic returns, as well as a discussion on recent research focused on calf-rearing options and considerations.

Dairy cattle.
Dairy cattle.
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PIPESTONE — Minnesota Dairy Initiative and University of Minnesota Extension will host a “Cover Crop Integration and Calf Rearing Options for Dairy Producers” program Dec. 1, in Pipestone.

This two-part informational session is geared toward dairy producers and will focus on integrating cover crops into a livestock operation with a focus on economic returns, as well as a discussion on recent research focused on calf-rearing options and considerations. Farmers, 4-H members, ag business professionals who work with farmers, and those interested in dairy cattle production and/or cover crops are invited to attend this free event.

Extension Dairy Management Specialist Brad Heins will discuss how feeding, housing and management of pre-weaned dairy calves is critical for the future productivity of the dairy herd. The program begins at 11 a.m. on integrating cover crops with livestock. There is a free lunch at noon, and the program on pre-weaned calf rearing options from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Pre-register with the Pipestone County Extension Office at (507) 825-1190 or email delaneyk@umn.edu. For more information visit z.umn.edu/PipestoneDairyDec1.

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