Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Webinar: Understanding Sheep Nutrition

Understanding Sheep Nutrition is the title of a webinar to be held August 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. EST. The  presenter is Dr. Dan Morrical, Sheep Extension Specialist at Iowa State University.

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

The webinar is being hosted by Dr. Jay Parsons from the University of Nebraska and Optimal Ag. It is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Association's Rebuild the Sheep Industry Committee.

To register for the webinar, go to

1 comment:

Joseph Smith said...

Your effort to hosting a webinar is really appreciable. Ultimately, the production of sheep is controlled by their economic efficiency in converting available feed resources into products of economic value. Productivity of the pasture, rangeland or forage crop will largely dictate the maximum levels of productivity the sheep producer can achieve.
Though I couldn't attend it on August. But I was lucky enough to get it recorded version on youtube.