COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists headline upcoming 2018 drought management options for beef cattle producers in Randolph, Chariton and Saline counties.

MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow will talk about nitrate toxicity and culling decisions. Agronomy specialist Dhruba Dhakal will discuss pasture management and alternate forage options.

Participants can bring forage plant samples for nitrate testing. Extension specialists will test the nitrate in corn and other forages.

  • Moberly. 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, MU Extension Center in Randolph County. To register, call 660-269-9656 or email [email protected] by Aug. 13.
  • Keytesville. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, MU Extension Center in Chariton County. To register, call 660-288-3239 or email [email protected] by Aug. 10.
  • Marshall. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, MU Extension Center Saline County. To register, call 660-886-6908 or [email protected] by Aug. 14.

Source: Dhruba Dhakal, 660-288-3239