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


Extension Publications


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

2015-2016 Bi-Annual Report
2013-2014 Bi-annual Report
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments




Jacob Brandenburg

Master Grazer Coordinator
821B W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512

Faculty Coordinators:

Dr. Ray Smith

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952  

Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-7542
Fax: (859) 257-7537  

Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853
Fax: (859) 257-3412  


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


February 2017 Articles

Timing Fertilizer and Pasture Yields

Many producers have already started planning pasture and hayfield fertilization. Pastures require nutrients to reach peak productivity.

Why Use a Solar Powered Livestock Watering System

Three reasons to use solar powered watering systems include: (1)Environmental and conservation benefits; (2)financial and labor savings; and, (3) convenience.

Frost Seeding Clover: Just Do It!

Everyone is familiar with Nike’s ad campaign that encourages people to “JUST DO IT”. I am officially adopting this slogan for my 2017 Frost Seeding Campaign. Legumes are an essential part of a strong and healthy nitrogen cycle in grasslands.

Welcoming Our New Forage Specialist

Dr. Chris Teutsch is UK’s new Forage Extension Specialist stationed in Princeton, Kentucky. Dr. Teutsch earned his B.S. and M.S. in Crop Science from The Ohio State University. He then completed a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Kentucky.