Winter Livestock Feeding Program

— Written By and last updated by Kerri Rayburn

Cherokee and Clay County Extension will be hosting a Winter Livestock Feeding Program on Thursday, January 19, 9:00-2:00 at the Center for Applied Technologies building located in Marble (formerly the Industrial Opportunities Inc. facility). Due to the recent drought throughout the southeast many livestock producers have had to begin feeding hay as early as August and are seeing hay supplies quickly disappearing. Additional hay can be difficult to find and expensive, thus, there is a great need to be able to evaluate hay to be assured you’re getting the best value for what you’re paying.

This program will offer feeding tips to help extend hay supplies, alternative feed sources, cattle body condition scoring, hay testing analysis, pasture management and renovation, fly control options for the coming spring & summer and door prizes throughout the event. Lunch will be sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit. Additional information will be provided by Carolina Farm Credit, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and Soil & Water Conservation Districts. There is no fee for the program, but we do ask that you preregister by contacting Cherokee County Extension (837-2210) or Clay County Extension (389-6305) before January 17th.