Articles on forages, animals, and grazing systems
Enter your E-mail to receive the monthly Grazing News Newsletter:
Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952
Warm season annuals can provide a high quality forage during the summer months when cool-season grasses are experiencing “summer slump”. Using warm-season annuals may reduce or end the need for feeding stored feeds and overgrazing cool-season pastures throughout the summer slump season. Warm-season annuals are also commonly used when renovating pastures, and can be used to decrease weed and erosion issues before perennials are seeded.
Are the cows out or have you planned to graze green corn as a summer or early fall crop? Corn can be used effectively in a grazing rotation and harvested by cattle. Grazing corn can help extend the grazing season while providing a high quality forage to cattle.
As temperatures get warmer and fly season approaches, planning the type of fly control to use on your operation is crucial. Determining the key pest and the impact it has on your herd is the first step in deciding which pest control products to use. Each year is different and several different methods exist to controlling fly problems.
Spring KY Grazing School
May 20-21, 2015
Woodford Co. Extension Office