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OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp!

OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp

The next camp will be in April of 2020.

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The OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp is held on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the third week of April each year.  The days will begin at 8 am and will be over around 7 or 8 pm except for last day when it will end around 5 pm.  Because of our awesome sponsors, all meals and snacks are provided each day.  We ask that you dress in casual, comfortable clothes, and come with an eager to learn attitude. 

Below is a tentative agenda for what will be taught each day:

Day 1  
Working Calves 101
Cow BCS, Dentation, & Blood Samples
Hay & Feed Testing and Options
Internal & External Parasite Control
Cattle Health & Vaccinations
Calving Season & Cow Efficiency
Culling Management
Livestock Marketing

Day 2  
Calving Management
Forage Table Exercise
Nutrition Table Exercise
Cow/Calf Economics Table Exercise
Beef Fact vs. Fiction & OQBN

Day 3
Livestock Mortality Management
Fencing & Facilities
Selecting Replacements
Bull Selection
Pasture Tour-Weed and Brush Control
Cattle Working-Hands on


Earl H. Ward
Area Livestock Specialist

OSU Extension

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