Webinar: Understanding Sheep Nutrition
August    1, 2014

Feed costs are the single largest expenditure of for sheep producers and understanding nutrient requirements and meeting them economically is critical to profitable sheep production.

Registration is now open for the Aug. 26 webinar entitled Understanding Sheep Nutrition. The session will begin at 8 p.m. EDT and will be hosted by Jay Parsons, Ph.D., University of Nebraska and Optimal Ag. Dan Morrical, Ph.D., Sheep Extension Specialist at Iowa State University, will be the guest presenter.

This webinar will focus on key nutrients that sheep need in their rations, including protein, energy, minerals and vitamins as well as the software available to perform the neeecessary calculations. Time will be allotted to explain terminology like dry matter basis and as fed basis, parts per million and milligrams per kilogram. Reading feed tags to understand what is in the ration will also be covered.

To register for this session, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1893379174388669697.

Funding for this program is available from the American Sheep Industry Association and the Rebuild the Sheep Inventory Committee.