Frost Can Cause Forage Hazards – Protect Your Livestock

By: Bruce Anderson

If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages.

When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems



NMSU to host sheep, goat symposium in conjunction with Ag Day Degree program

By: Jane Moorman

The sheep and goat symposium will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct 18, and continue the morning of Friday, Oct. 19. The Ag Day Degree program will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and conclude Saturday, Oct. 20.

“The sheep and goat symposium is new this year,” said Marcy Ward, NMSU Extension livestock specialist. “We will be covering topics such as nutrition, animal health, reproduction, marketing and predation management.”


Fifth annual MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

By: Michael Metzger

Small ruminants play an important part in Michigan’s agriculture.  One of the key issues for producers is to keep their livestock healthy. Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Michigan State University Extension are hosting the fifth annual Small Ruminant Health Symposium on Oct. 13, 2018. The symposium will feature animal health experts from Michigan State university and The University of California, Davis and will be held at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 784 Wilson Road, E. Lansing, MI 48824.