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Rock Doc: To feed or not to feed the birds in winter?

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – During the winter I like to feed the birds. I have a very simple arrangement for this: pouring a mix of seeds on a flat railing outside my dining room window. I regularly attract several species of small birds to the seed. » More …

Expert discusses alternative livestock feed

EVERETT – When cheap corn prices in the United States led livestock producers to switch from traditional forage crops to corn for feed, Europe and the United Kingdom did not follow suit.

 

Root crops and alternative forage crops have remained the mainstay of European dairy, beef, pork and sheep production.

 

Peter Garland, one of the UK’s leading experts on the topic, is making a rare West Coast visit to present a workshop for WSU Snohomish County Extension.

 

The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the WSU Snohomish County Extension office, located on 600 128th St. … » More …