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Workshop to focus on feeding management

UNIVERSITY PARK — Dairy farmers and dairy farm employees can learn about effective feed bunk and rumen management for cows at an upcoming Penn State Extension workshop. The “Dairy Nutrition 101: Feeding Management Workshop” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4, at Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 24 W. Anthony St., Loganton.

Participants can learn how to communicate better with nutritionists about rations.

The workshop will cover:

— Feed bunk management.

— Rumen anatomy and function.

— Feeding protocols.

— Types of feedstuffs and why they are included in a ration.

The event will include hands-on activities, including reading a forage analysis report, taking a dry matter sample, determining particle size and other tasks.

Participants must register by 11:59 p.m. April 1. The $15 registration fee covers lunch.

More information is available on the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/dairy-nutrition-101-feeding-management-workshop.

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