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LIVESTOCK FOCUS: Cattle and grazing management are among the topics at the Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line conference in North Dakota Feb. 28.

Bottom-line conference to focus on livestock

Cattle, grazing management and alternative livestock enterprises are among the topics at the Feb. 28 conference in Bismarck, N.D.

Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line will focus on beef cattle topics. The event is Feb. 28 at Bismarck State College. It is joint effort of the Area 4 Soil Conservation Districts, USDA’s Agriculture Research Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, North Dakota State University’s Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, and Bismarck State College.

Researchers and specialists from those agencies will discuss calving date decision-making, alternative livestock systems, water quality management, cross fencing for aftermath and cover crop grazing, the weather outlook, and perennials in an annual cropping system. A panel of producer innovators will then talk about their real-world experiences in implementing the management strategies the speakers had discussed.

New this year will be a keynote presentation, “Taking Advantage of these Challenging Times,” from Taylor Brown of the Northern Ag Network in Billings, Mont. Brown is a nationally recognized broadcaster and agricultural advocate.

There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be served. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 in the BSC National Energy Center for Excellence. The program will start at 10 a.m. Producers are asked to preregister online. If you are unable to register online, call the Morton County Extension Service office at 701-667-3340.

Source: USDA ARS

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