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

 

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Dairy
Goat
Sheep
Forages
Extension Publications

 

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

2014 1st Quarter Report
2014 2nd Quarter Report
2014 3rd Quarter Report
2013 Annual Accomplishments
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments


 

 

Contacts


Cody Smith

Master Grazer Coordinator
804 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
40546-0215
(859) 257-7512
Fax: (859) 257-3412
E-mail: cody.smith@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

Dr. Garry Lacefield

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (270) 365-7541 202 
Fax: (270) 365-2667  
Email: glacefie@uky.edu


 

Tweaking Your Grazing System Educational Program Round 2


The University of Kentucky will be offering a single day grazing school in Morgan County this fall. This grazing school is designed to cover the aspects of fall pasture management and will be held on August 23, 2014 at the Morgan County Extension Research Farm (1009 Hwy 172) in West Liberty, KY. Anyone who attended the spring program is welcome to participate at the fall grazing school. Those who have not attended a grazing program are welcome as well.


The day will begin with a presentation covering the advantages of stockpiling fescue and how this practice can be done properly. Participants will learn about practices associated with fall management. These topics include: winter annuals that can be used for fall and winter grazing, a review of the summer annuals and a discussion as to how they performed in the trial plots on the Morgan county extension farm, and how to calibrate a no-till drill and herbicide sprayer. Participants will also learn about forage varieties that may perform well on their farm. Many UK specialists will be in attendance for the presentations and to answer all of your questions.


Refreshments will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the program will start once everyone is registered, the day will adjourn by 12:30p.m. Please contact Sarah Fannin (606) 743-3292, Daniel Wilson (606) 668-3712, or Cody Smith (859) 257-7512 for further details, and to register.