There will be a Nutrition and Forages series held at the Bladen County Extension
Office this fall. The series will consist of 3 night classes, but we are going
to have a beef track and a goat and sheep track for the first session. The first
beef session is Thursday, November 5th and the first goat/sheep session is Tuesday,
November 10th. Everyone will attend classes on Thursdays, November
12th and 19th. All classes from 6:30-8:30 pm. Topics include ruminant digestive
system, basic nutrients and specific nutrient requirements, minerals, supplementation
using byproducts and other rations, forages including winter annuals,
summer annuals and perennials, disorders related to nutrition/forages, grazing
and hay feeding and management.
The cost is $25 for all the classes and includes a notebook. The cost for additional
members from the same farm is $10 for each person, but the farm gets 1
notebook. Bring your check to the first meeting. Please call the Bladen County
Extension Office at 910-862-4591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the series by October 28th.