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
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
2013 Annual Accomplishments
2013 Third Quarter Report
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: Morgan County

 

The University of Kentucky will be offering a grazing program in Morgan County this summer. This program is designed to introduce producers to managed grazing systems. The first session for the eastern region of the state will be held on June 21, 2014 at the Morgan County Extension Research Farm, 1009 Hwy 172 West Liberty, KY 41471.

 

During the morning, there will be presentations on the following topics: Rotational grazing and why you should consider it, how much clover do you have in your field, weed Identification, determining stocking rates, and how to soil test and interpret the results. UK specialists will be in attendance for the presentations and to answer questions.

 

Lunch will be provided and the afternoon session will allow participants to continue to visualize different components of a grazing system, and how to implement managed grazing. The afternoon session will include hands-on demonstrations on portable water systems and temporary fence. Participants will work in groups actually setting up a portable watering system and small paddocks using temporary fencing materials.

 

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT and the program will start once everyone is registered, the day will adjourn at 3:00p.m. There is no cost for the program. Please contact Sarah Fannin (606) 743-3292, Daniel Wilson (606) 668-3712, or Cody Smith (859) 257-7512 for further details, and to register.