RALEIGH – Livestock farmers whose hay supply is dwindling because of the drought can learn about alternative feeds such as baled cornstalks during a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Upper Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs. The workshop is free.
“With little hay to be found in North Carolina and surrounding states, corn fodder that is baled after grain harvest and soybeans cut for hay are two feed options that might work for some farmers,” said Lynn Howard, regional agronomist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “We’re giving farmers the opportunity to see these forage materials up close and learn how to feed them to their animals.”
A forage specialist with N.C. Cooperative Extension will discuss the nutritional value of alternative feeds and provide information about how to use them.
The Upper Mountain Research Station is located at 8004 N.C. 88 East. For more information about the workshop, contact Howard at (828) 313-9982.