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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:20 pm | Updated: 11:26 am, Wed Mar 20, 2013.

The Nicollet County Extension office is proud to welcome Dr. Noah Litherland from the University of Minnesota Dairy Science program to our area.

Litherland is presenting a dairy nutrition and management workshop on Wednesday, March 27 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Community Center. The topics for the day include a variety of charts, figures, options and research results related to being productive and competitive in the dairy industry today.

Litherland has been presenting his early lactation and calf nutrition modules at events across the Minnesota and Wisconsin area the past few months and has developed a new component “Ten strategies to reduce feed cost on your dairy” to help area farmer make the best use of their input costs in this ever challenging industry.

His fresh cow nutrition program gets right into the physiology of a fresh cow and how diet variations affect rumen fermentation, small intestine health and liver function. Calf management strategies include combating environmental and pathogen stressors to grow bigger calves with faster rumen development and stronger immune function.

All farmers and industry related professionals are welcome to attend. Thanks to the event sponsorship by Hubbard Feeds the cost, including lasagna lunch by Dave’s Place will be $7/head. RSVP required by March 22 by calling the Extension office at (507) 934-0360.

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