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For Immediate Release

The basic nutritional needs of horses and cattle, and coping with the current hay shortage will be among the topics addressed at a public meeting on livestock care at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds.

The meeting is a joint effort by Haywood County Animal Control and Bartlett Milling Company, a Kansas City, Missouri-based company that specializes in feed milling and cattle feeding, among other agri-business activities. The company operates an animal feed manufacturing facility in Statesville, NC, and provides feed for many livestock farmers in Haywood County.

In addition to the basic nutritional needs of livestock and coping with the hay shortage, other topics will include how to bring livestock into spring in good shape, proper handling techniques and laws governing livestock. Among the presenters will be Ashley Harper, an Equine Specialist; and Dr. Randy Lyle, a Bovine Ruminant Specialist, both with Bartlett Milling Co. Other speakers will include Jean Hazzard, Haywood County Animal Control Director; and Lisa Messer, a Haywood County Animal Control Officer, who will discuss laws related to livestock and other issues.  A representative from the Veterinary Division of the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services also will be on hand to discuss disease control and proper handling techniques.

The meeting is expected to last about two hours and is open to livestock farmers, horse owners and the general public. For more information, contact Haywood County Animal Control at 828-456-5338. -30-