Low Stress Livestock Handling Road Tour dates set for Sept. 24-27

South Dakota Grassland Coalition
Farm Forum

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service are sponsoring a Low Stress Livestock Handling road tour Sept. 24-27. Workshops led by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, DVM, will be held in four locations across the state.

Dr. Noffsinger is a consulting feedyard veterinarian known for his passion and enthusiasm for working with feedyards and ranches on low-stress cattle handling. He serves as a veterinary consultant for Production Animal Consultation.

Topics addressed include creating a greater understanding of the animals we work with, enjoying healthier animals through improved immune function, managing relocation stress, creating a safer, pleasant working environment, improved communication with your animals and encouraging trust.

The schedule for the road tour is as follows:

• Sept. 24 — Watertown at the Extension Facility Classroom A, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. CST, to register contact Pete Bauman 605-882-5140.

• Sept. 25 — Chamberlain at the AmericInn. 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. CST, to register contact Dan Rasmussen 605-685-3315.

• Sept. 26 — Wall at the Wall Community Building — Big Room, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. MST, to register contact Dan Rasmussen 605-685-3315.

• Sept. 27 — Bison at Bison Grand Electric Coop Building, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. MST. Non SDGC members are asked to buy a $30 membership online at www.sdrass.org. To register contact Ryan Beer or Shauna Kopren 605-244-5223 ext. 3.

Registration is free to Grassland Coalition members. The cost for non-members is $30 which includes a South Dakota Grassland Coalition membership. Lunch is free for those who RSVP in advance.