Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series.
There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
January and February sessions:
Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective. Todd Taylor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sheep Research Program Manager for the Arlington Agricultural Research Station Sheep Unit, will discuss the most complex sheep on the farm, the ewe. As the ewe moves through the production cycle, her needs change. Join Todd as he covers productive ewe management during a typical year to maintain her useful contribution as part of the flock for many years.
Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep. Dr. Whit Stewart, Assistant Professor and Extension Sheep Specialist for the University of Wyoming will discuss the factors that help producers achieve more returns from their mineral nutrition program. Accounting for seasonal changes in mineral content of basal diets, changes in requirements across stages of production (maintenance to lactation), and breed differences in mineral requirements can help us fine-tune the money spent on a mineral program. Additional management factors such as reducing variable consumption and using soil geochemistry in your region to help overcome deficiencies will also be discussed. Time for questions and answers will be provided.
The Small Ruminant Webinar series is a part of UW-Madison Extension’s Farm Ready Research winter programming for farmers and ag professionals to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making.
Learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to forage and farm management. Farm Ready Research webinars begin in December 2021 and continue until May 2022.