University of Missouri Extension will hold calving clinics on November 9, in Salisbury and November, 11 in Clark.

MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinics include classroom sessions and hands-on training. She also encourages 4-H and FFA youths ages 12 and up to attend.

The clinics teach producers when and how to assist during delivery, when to contact a veterinarian and how to care for the newborn calf.

Presentations include:

     * Determination of calf presentation during calving.

     * Techniques to assist livestock through a difficult birth.

     * Techniques to care for the newborn calf.

     * Techniques to care for the mother after a difficult birth.

Hands-on demonstrations:

     * Calf pulling.

     * Tubing.

A "phantom uterus" will simulate techniques used during calving. A cadaver calf provides a realistic demonstration of the many ways the farmer can assist the cow and unborn calf in delivery. Participants also will have an opportunity to practice tube feeding a cadaver calf.

Register by November 8. Details are on the Facebook pages for MU Extension in Chariton, Howard, and Randolph, counties.

A downloadable PDF registration form is at You can also register in person at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event. The program begins at 6 p.m.

For more information, pleaase contact Conrow at 660-248-2272 or

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