Sign up for cattle handling and facility evaluation workshops

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is hosting three Low Stress for Safety and Success cattle handling and facility evaluation workshops throughout South Dakota.

“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.

Workshops will be held the following dates:

• October 27 in Philip at the SDSU Cottonwood Range & Livestock Field Station (23738 Fairview Rd., Philip).

• February 24 in Beresford at the SDSU Southeast Research Farm (29974 University Road, Beresford,).

• Spring 2017 in south central South Dakota, date and location to be determined.

All three workshops will cover hands-on cattle handling, facility evaluations, the impact of handling on cattle performance, and handler and cattle safety.

All workshops will run the same agenda and run on local time:

• 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

• Lunch

• 1:15 p.m. – Hands-on activities

• 2:30 p.m. – Cattle handling activities

• 5 p.m. – Review and summary

• 6 p.m. – Supper

Registration details

To register for the events visit iGrow.org/events. If participants register by Oct. 17, the event cost is $45/person with a $10 discount for additional individuals from same operation (second person is $35). After Oct. 17, registration is $50.

For more information, contact Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension livestock stewardship associate at heidi.carroll@sdstate.edu or 605.688.6623.