SDSU Extension will host the Low Stress for Safety and Success cattle handling and facility evaluation workshop on October 27, 2016 at the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Cottonwood Range & Livestock Field Station (23738 Fairview Rd., Philip, SD 57567).
“These workshops provide a great opportunity to learn tips on minimizing cattle stress to maximize performance, and experience different handling facility designs,” said Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Associate. The workshop will cover hands-on cattle handling, facility evaluations, the impact of handling on cattle performance, and handler and cattle safety.
- 7:30 a.m. Registration
- 8 a.m. Cattle handling basics & its impacts
- 9:15 a.m. Facility evaluations, SOPs & safety
- 11 a.m. Hands-on activities
- 1:15 p.m. Hands-on activities
- 2:30 p.m. Cattle handling activities
- 5 p.m. Review & summary
- 6 p.m. Supper
If participants register by Oct. 17, 2016 the event cost is $45/person with a $10 discount for additional individuals from same operation. After Oct. 17, registration is $50.
For more information, contact Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Associate (605.688.6623).