University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Welcome to the Master Grazer Educational Program

-an educational program to improve grazing practices in beef, dairy, goat and sheep herds


 

Grazing News Articles

Articles on forages, animals, and grazing systems



Additional Resources

 

Beef
Dairy
Sheep
Forages
Extension Publications

 

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Master Grazer Educational Program reports to KY Ag Development Fund Board:

2016 Third Quarter Report
2016 Second Quarter Report
2016 First Quarter Report
2015 Fourth Quarter Report
2015 Third Quarter Report
2015 Second Quarter Report
2015 First Quarter Report
2013-2014 Bi-annual Report
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments


 

 

Contacts


Jacob Brandenburg

Master Grazer Coordinator
821B W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
40546-0215
(859) 257-7512
E-mail: jacob.brandenburg@uky.edu

Faculty Coordinators:


Dr. Ray Smith

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952  
Email: raysmith1@uky.edu

Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-7542
Fax: (859) 257-7537  
Email: damaral@uky.edu

Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853
Fax: (859) 257-3412  
Email: jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu


 

UKAg Videos

Ultra-High Density Grazing

Feeding soybean hulls to lower fescue toxicity

Greg Reynolds: Kentucky Grazing School

Testing Forages for Nitrates

Warm-Season Grasses

 

January 2017 Articles


Using Cover Crops for Grazing Cattle

The use of cover crops prevents soil erosion, increases soil organic matter and microbial activity, improves soil water retention, recycles nutrients and decreases soil compaction. Cover crops also provide an excellent way to extend the grazing season into the early spring.


Winter Preparation for Solar Powered Livestock Watering Systems

Solar panels can be used to pump water into cattle waterers. In winter time, special precautions need to be taken to prevent freezing.


Farm Highlights: Turpin Farms

The Turpin farm, owned and operated by Billy Glenn Turpin and his son, Scott, consists of spring and fall calving Angus/Simmental cattle grazed on their 155-acres. They have increased their stocking rates and forage productivity with the use of rotational grazing.