Iowa State University Animal Science Professor Dan Morrical, Ph.D., will join host Jay Parson, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to present the next Let’s Grow Webinar – Refining Our Nutrition Program to Meet the Mineral and Vitamin Needs of our Sheep Flocks – on July 19 at 7 p.m. CDT.
Minerals and vitamins are not required in large amounts but inadequate quantities or imbalances of these nutrients can create quite a problem in flocks. Excess copper is probably the primary toxicity seen in sheep flocks. Increased molybdenum and sulfur can both reduce copper absorption and is an example of how minerals interact to impact sheep. This program is aimed at helping producers understand the current problems that happen when sheep are not appropriately supplemented. Additionally, there will be a focus on reviewing mineral tags and understanding what they say and how they need to be fed. The last portion of the presentation will focus on how to make modifications to existing diets to improve the production of flocks.
This webinar is being presented as a follow up to the well-received program given in 2015 by Robert Van Saun, Ph.D., Dietary Supplements: A Necessity or Folly. That webinar is available on the Let’s Grow webpage at www.sheepusa.org/Growourflock_Resources_EducationalWebinars.
Register to participate in the July program by going to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8004453821931145730.