Filling Spring and Early Summer Forage Gaps webinar March 16 |

Filling Spring and Early Summer Forage Gaps webinar March 16

Nebraska Extension

The drought reduced hay production across much of Nebraska last year. This winter has maxed out hay supplies. Many cow-calf producers are short on hay and questioning if they have enough to make it to green grass. In addition, spring-calving cowherds are at the time of year when nutrient requirements are highest. Nebraska Extension is hosting a webinar, Thursday, March 16, to discuss options for getting lactating cows fed until pasture is available to graze.

The webinar will start at 6 p.m./7 p.m. CT and will discuss management practices to help pastures recover from drought, feeding pairs in confinement when hay is in short supply, spring-planted small grain forages that may be able to enhance the current forage supply, and management strategies for cow-calf pairs on planted forages. To watch this webinar and ask questions, please pre-register at

Speakers from Nebraska Extension include Jerry Volesky, range & forage specialist; Karla Wilke, cow-calf and stocker cattle management specialist; Daren Redfearn, forage/crop residue specialist; and Mary Drewnoski, beef systems specialist. 

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