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Webinar: Molasses as the Primary Energy Source for Grazing Dairy Cows

Date:
12/11/18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grassfed dairy farms often seek alternative energy sources to maintain or improve cow health and productivity, and farm profitability. Molasses is one of the few energy sources allowed under grassfed labels; however, few recommendations were available for farmers. This webinar will present a summary of research from the USDA-ARS, USDA-NRCS, and the University of New Hampshire that evaluated the use of molasses in grassfed dairy systems that was conducted as a result of farmer questions regarding molasses supplementation.

Dr. Kathy Soder is an animal scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, Pennsylvania. There, she conducts a variety of research projects to evaluate the effects of diverse pasture systems on grazing behavior of ruminants, and how farmers can use these systems to optimize forage and animal productivity.

Cost:
Free

Organizer:
eXtension

Website:
https://articles.extension.org/pages/74734/molasses-as-the-primary-energy-source-for-grazing-dairy-cows