It is no secret our weather conditions have made it difficult to make high quality hay in East Central Ohio during the past few years. The Coshocton & Holmes County Extension offices invited hay and livestock producers to a “Hay Quality Workshop” on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Miley Community Center at 1332 State Route 83 in Clark, Ohio.
Dr. Ted Wiseman, OSU Extension Educator from Perry County will be the keynote speaker for this event. Participants will learn more about forage sampling, how to interpret a forage analysis, and how to account for poor quality hay when feeding livestock. Learn more about Crude Protein, ADF, and NDF. Learn why your cow’s belly may be full of hay but still lacking nutrients. Knowing the key numbers from a hay quality test will help you feed your livestock better!
The fee for this workshop is $5 per person to cover refreshments and facility rental. This fee can be paid at the door. Pre-registrations are being requested so that adequate handouts and refreshments can be made. Contact either the Coshocton County Extension office at 740-622-2265 or the Holmes County Extension office at 330-674-3015 to make your reservation.