Improving forage utilization will be the theme of the Aug. 15 Horse Forage Field Day, 6-8 p.m., at the University of Minnesota (U of M) Leatherdale Equine Center, St. Paul.

Four U of M speakers will discuss how to:

  • Set up and maintain a rotational grazing system, Craig Sheaffer, forage agronomist.
  • Extend the grazing season or thicken thin stands using small grains or annual grasses, Amanda Grev, a masters student.
  • Reduce feed waste, studying research on using small square bale feeders, Emily Glunk, a doctoral student.
  • Take and interpret equine hay analyses to form properly balanced horse rations, Krishona Martinson, equine specialist.

The cost is $10 per person. Registration deadline is Aug. 13. To register, visit here or call 800‐876‐8636.

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