Range tour scheduled for June 18

 The Prairie County Extension Office has teamed with a committee of livestock producers and the Prairie County Grazing District to plan a range tour organized especially for Prairie County producers featuring Fort Keogh researchers on June 18th. This year the tour will take place in Prairie County, beginning with classroom sessions in the morning at the American Legion and concluding with a field tour south of Terry in the afternoon.

Morning sessions at the American Legion in Terry will begin at 9:00 a.m. and address livestock water quality, protein supplementation, and calculating livestock mineral requirements. Stockman Bank has been generous enough to sponsor a lunch served at the Legion for those who attend the day’s program. The afternoon will be spent in the field learning about prescribed fire effects in controlling purple threeawn. This is the same site visited during a range tour in 2009 prior to the prescribed burns taking place. There will also be an update on Brucellosis in Montana during the afternoon tour. The tour is expected to conclude around 3:30 p.m. 
For more information on the tour, please contact Sharla Sackman at 635-2121 or Sandra Brown at 635-5381.

Published June 6, 2012

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