Cattle production and grazing management focus of 2016 Lake City Research Center Field Day

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LAKE CITY, Mich. – Research updates on beef cattle production will be the focus of this year’s field day at the Michigan State University (MSU) Lake City Research Center August 13.

Visitors will embark on a pasture walk led by MSU AgBioResearch animal scientist and beef cattle expert Jason Rowntree, who will explain the progress his research team has made in grazing management.

In addition, MSU researchers Kim Cassida, Jerry Lindquist and Kable Thurlow will provide updates on grass-finished beef production, forage variety trials, winter annual grazing and drought management.

“Our overall goal is to demonstrate beef cattle production systems that are profitable but also ecologically regenerative,” said Rowntree, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Animal Science. “We’re going to model and talk about ways we’ve found to help producers rebuild their soil and reduce the impact of their animals through carbon sequestration.”

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. with events starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Lake City Research Center coordinator Doug Carmichael at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 231-839-4608.

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