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Published December 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

NDSU slates beef cattle clinics Jan. 19, Feb. 16

Cattle producers will have an opportunity to improve their production and management practices at a two-part beef cattle series through the Interactive Video Network on Jan. 19 and Feb. 16.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

Cattle producers will have an opportunity to improve their production and management practices at a two-part beef cattle series through the Interactive Video Network on Jan. 19 and Feb. 16.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Dakota Cow-Calf Clinics will be broadcast in Interactive Video Network rooms at the Bottineau, Steele and La­Moure County courthouses; NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center; and Chase building in Grafton. The clinics begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at noon.

The title of the Jan. 19 meeting is “Cover Crops and Cattle.” Topics to be covered will be the cost and nutrient values of common cover crops; Carrington Research Extension Center cover crop trial results and mixes; and soil health, nutrient cycle and soil compaction issues when using cover crops.

The title for the Feb. 16 meeting is “Beef Cattle Reproduction.” Topics to be covered include synchronizing estrus, heat detection and artificial insemination; understanding the bull sale catalog; heifer development; and third-trimester and post-partum nutrition.

Presenters include Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist, Carrington; Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension rangeland specialist; Tim Semler, Bottineau County Extension agent; Blaine Schatz, director of the Carrington Research Extension Center; Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soils specialist; Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef specialist; David Buchanan, professor, NDSU Animal Sciences Department; and John Dhuyvetter, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist, Minot.

The clinics are free and registration is not required. However, those wanting to attend should preregister because seating at each location is limited. You may attend one or both clinics.

To preregister, contact:

The Bottineau, Foster, LaMoure, Steele and Walsh County offices of the NDSU Extension Service are sponsoring the clinics.

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