Forage research and the importance of protein for dairy cattle will be highlighted at the Louisiana State University AgCenter Dairy Field Day, Dec. 8 at the university’s Southeast Research Station in Franklinton, LA.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with field tours and presentations from AgCenter researchers starting at 10 a.m., says Mike McCormick, station coordinator.

Dairy nutritionist Vinicius Moreira will discuss protein supplements for lactating dairy cows. Kun-Jun Han, forage agronomist, will present the latest findings from his research on summer annuals, winter annuals, organic fertilizers and biofuel forages. In addition, North Carolina State University grazing specialist Steve Washburn will discuss successful pasture-based dairying, and will present findings of his research on soy hulls vs. rice bran for Holstein steers grazing on ryegrass pastures.

For more information, contact McCormick at 985-839-2322.