Livestock research to be presented at upcoming Field Day

EAST LANSING — The latest research in forage-based livestock production practices will be showcased at the Michigan State University Lake City Research Center Field Day on Saturday.

MSU research staff and MSU Extension educators will lead discussions and demonstrations on advantages of fall cover crop grazing, pasture irrigation for grass finishing beef steers, wintering costs for cows and stockers, cost of renovating pastures vs. grazing native pasture lands, alfalfa variety selection, grass finishing beef cattle genetics and more.

There will be a $10 registration fee for the field day. Children under the age of 12 may attend for free. Registration begins at

8:30 a.m. and the tour starts at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon, and the event concludes at 3 p.m.

For more information, please call Doug Carmichael, the Station Manager at (231) 839-4608 or Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension Grazing and Crop Management Educator at (231) 832-6139.

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