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Posted on: February 8, 2021

U of M Extension to Host Beef Calving Essentials Webinar Series

University of Minnesota Extension is excited to host a six-part webinar series titled “Beef Calving Essentials Webinar Series.” The Zoom meetings will be held on February 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25 from 8-9 p.m. each day. The series will focus on different considerations to prepare for calving on beef cattle operations. Farmers, 4-H’ers, ag business professionals who work with farmers, and those interested in beef cows are invited to attend.

Monday, February 8th: Calving Kits

Topics to be discussed: What tools you need to have on hand to be prepared for calving.

Speaker: Troy Salzer, St. Louis County Extension Educator

Thursday, February 11th: Calving Record Keeping

Topics to be discussed: Compare different record keeping systems, what to record, why it’s important, animal identification, what to record within 24 hours of birth.

Speakers: Stacey Caughey, Extension Beef Quality Assurance Program Associate and Tarah Young, Carlton County Extension Educator

Monday, February 15th: Calving Barn Preparation and Sanitation 

Topics to be discussed: Concrete vs. soil (mud considerations), bedding options, differences on calving timing in the winter vs late spring/summer

Speakers: Melissa Runck, Pipestone and Murray Counties Extension Educator and Brenda Miller, Todd County Extension Educator

Thursday, February 18th:  Calving Trouble: When to Help Her and Intervene

Topics to be discussed: Recognizing the signs of dystocia (difficult birth), how to help her, tools to have on hand.

Speaker: Dr. Joe Armstrong DVM, Cattle Production Systems Extension Educator

Monday, February 22nd: Helping Newborn Calves: Colostrum Needs, Teaching Calves to Nurse and the Grafting Process

Topics to be discussed: How to care for young and newborn calves.

Speakers: Eric Mousel, Cow Calf Management Extension Educator and Dana Adams, Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties Extension Educator

Thursday, February 25th: Management of Calf Scours

Speakers: Dr. Tony Dank, USDA Veterinarian

Pre-registration is required. Please register at z.umn.edu/CalvingSeries by 5 p.m. the day before each event. You will receive a Zoom link after registration closes. You only have to register once and you will be registered for all subsequent webinars. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you will receive the recordings for all the sessions via email at the end of the series. Any questions please contact: Brenda Miller at nels4220@umn.edu

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