Beef cattle producers can learn about different winter pasture and stockpiled forage options to help reduce winter feeding during a workshop hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Aug. 24 in Overton.
The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053.
Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and the program ends at 5 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $60 if registered by Aug. 13 and $75 by Aug. 22, which includes lunch and program materials.
Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, including one integrated pest management and one general, will be offered.
Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, and Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, both in Overton, will cover the following topics:
- Stockpiled forage management and utilization.
- How many acres do you need of stockpiled forage and winter pasture?
- Cool-season forages and variety selection.
- Establishment and fertilization.
- Monthly and seasonal forage production potential.
- Appropriate mineral supplementation.
- Estimated costs.
“Considering the hot, dry conditions, producers should think about winter pasture potential now, given possible future hay shortages,” Corriher-Olson said. “We will cover the best options for winter pastures and stockpiled forage options, if dry conditions continue.”
Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu; or call AgriLife Extension Conference Services at 979-845-2604.