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Livestock, Forage and Pasture Management Extension Education for Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties


Calving School 2016

Online Registration Info


WHERE: Oldfield Teaching Center (on west side of OSU campus),

WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4 pm to 8 pm

COST: $20 per person (includes program, the calving school handbook, and pizza dinner).

PRESENTERS: Reinaldo Cooke (Beef Cattle Specialist), Shelby Filley (Regional Livestock and Forage Specialist), and Charles Estill (Extension Veterinarian).

WHAT: This program will consist of presentations, educational videos, and simulated calving assistance. Topics covered will include The Calving Process, Nutritional and Management Strategies to Prevent Calving Problems, Designing Calving Facilities, Dystocia and Calving Assistance, Diseases and Injuries Associated with Calving, and Managing Newborn Calves.

For more information on the program, please contact or (541) 236-3016

For on-line registration and payment, go to  

If you need help registering, please contact the Linn Co./OSU Extension Service at 541 967 3871


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The Oregon State University Extension Livestock and Forage Information Newsletter,  "Mid-Willamette Livestock Letter", is posted here when a new edition is published.  If you would like to receive new editions of the newsletter by email, please contact Pam Scharf by calling 503-623-8395 or EMAIL your request to be added to the newsletter mailing list.

Contact Information:

Gene Pirelli - Regional Extension Livestock and Forage Specialist
Office: 503-623-8395 (Polk County Extension Office)
Cell: 503-931-5163 (Monday through Friday)

Polk County Extension Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8am-Noon and 1-5pm (closed noon-1pm)

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