FYI: Free webinar. Looks informative.
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:29:16 +0000
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From: Susan Schoenian <ssch...@umd.edu>
Subject: [SHEPHERDSNOTEBOOK] [Shepherd's Notebook] Webinar: Dietary
The Let's Grow Committee of the <http://sheepusa.org/>American Sheep
Industry Association is sponsoring its last webinar of this fiscal
year with registration now open for Dietary Supplements: A Necessity or Folly?
The session will be hosted by Dr. Jay Parsons, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, and presented by Dr. Robert Van Saun, Penn State
University, on Tuesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. EST. To register, go
This webinar will look more closely at forages in determining if
they can meet essential nutrient requirements of sheep at different
productive stages. Fiber content of a forage is a function of plant
maturity and can potentially limit intake resulting in inadequate
energy or protein intake.
Forage mineral content is a complex interaction between plant, soil
conditions and fertilization practices and that may result in
inappropriate mineral content predisposing to disease conditions.
The true wild card of forages is trace mineral status. Trace
minerals are essential nutrients influencing productivity and immune
response. Most forages are deficient in a number of critical trace
minerals as well as having high concentrations of interfering
minerals resulting in deficiency or toxicity conditions.
The goal of the webinar is to provide participants with a better
perspective on how their forage may limit or promote their feeding
program and the potential role for dietary supplements.
Missed the EBV Webinar?
If you missed the webinar, Using EBVs to Achieve Your Breeding
Goals, presented by Dr. Dave Notter, it is now available online at
<http://www.growourflock.org/>www.growourflock.org by clicking on
the Resources tab.
Posted By Susan Schoenian to
Notebook at 8/31/2015 09:29:00 AM
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