Articles on forages, animals, and grazing systems
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Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358 Fax: (859) 323-1952
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853 Fax: (859) 257-3412
7:30 Registration & refreshments
8:00 Introduction of staff and participants
8:15 Benefits of rotational grazing – Garry Lacefield
8:45 Meeting nutritional needs on pasture-Donna Amaral-Phillips
9:15 Grazing Math Concepts- Jeff Lehmkuhler
9:45 Introduce Field Exercise-Jeff Lehmkuhler
10:15 Introduction to temporary fence- Jeremy McGill
10:30 Portable/seasonal water and shade systems- Kevin Laurent
11:00 Methods to assess pasture production and determine stocking rate- Ray Smith
11:30 Hands-on building a rotational grazing system in the field: assessing pasture yield and setting up small paddocks- Smith and Lehmkuhler
1:15 Alternative methods to assess pasture production- Ray Smith
1:40 Growth of grasses and legumes and their response to grazing
2:30 Forages for grazing systems- Garry Lacefield
3:15 Forage establishment- Ray Smith
4:00 Fence chargers for effective grazing- Jeremy McGill
4:30 Fence building: Understanding how to build and use temporary fencing and high tensile fencing. – Jeremy McGill
5:30 Adjourn for the day
8:00 Extending the grazing season - Garry Lacefield
8:30 Implementing a grazing system- Roy Burris
9:00 Tall fescue endophyte animal relations- Garry Lacefield
9:30 Cost share programs from NRCS- Sid Brantly
10:15 Animal Disorders-Michelle Arnold
10:45 Minerals for grazing cattle- Donna Amaral-Phillips
11:15 Fundamentals of laying out a grazing system- Kevin Laurent
12:30 Producer panel
1:30 Designing your own grazing system- all speakers and NRCS conservationists
2:30 Field exercise. Observe grazed paddocks and hear reports of each group. 3:30 Tour demonstration plots of spring annual grazing options.
5:15 Graduation and Final comments
Please bring a printed aerial map of your farm with you for designing your grazing system. These can be obtained from your local FSA office.
**All times are CDT**
Registration Fee: $50.00 which includes all materials, grazing manual, breaks, and lunch both days.
Registration fee must be paid to hold a place in the grazing school. Enrollment in this grazing school is limited to the first 45 who register.
Lodging: There are several hotels located in and around Princeton. A list of nearby lodging can be found at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/directions.
Make checks payable to: Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council and send with the registration information below to:
176 Pasadena Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
Physical address if different __________________________________________
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Research & Education Center
1205 Hopkinsville St.
Princeton, KY 42445