MSU Small Ruminant Management Series: Optimizing your feeding program

Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Anthony Hall, 474 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: Carla McLachlan,

As part of Michigan State University’s Small Ruminant Management Series, MSU extension specialists will be hosting a program focused on developing a greater understanding of how to feed your animals the right amount at the right time in order to optimize health and productivity on your farm.

Topics to be covered include:

  •  Supplying energy and protein to both growing and mature animals
  •  Vitamin and mineral supplementation
  •  Types of feeding systems
  •  Allocating forages throughout the year
  •  Grain supplementation
  •  Using different types of forages
  •  Balancing forage quality with flock or herd needs

Seminars in the first half of the day will be expanded upon during hands-on labs later in the day, where you can combine knowledge of your animals and feeds to balance rations, practice yearly feed budgeting, and determine potential forages and feeding systems that might be optimal for your farm.

Speakers:  Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, Dr. Erin Recktenwald, Mr. Mike Metzger

Registration closes on August 10, 2017

Sponsored by Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture



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