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

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2013 Annual Accomplishments
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments




Cody Smith

Master Grazer Coordinator
804 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512
Fax: (859) 257-3412

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  

Dr. Garry Lacefield

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (270) 365-7541 202 
Fax: (270) 365-2667  


Western KY Spring Pasture Walk: June 14, 2013


Western Kentucky Spring Pasture Walk is scheduled for June 14, 2013 at Amos Fisher’s Dairy Farm in Christian county. The pasture walk includes a tour of the farm with discussion of both current forage and grazing management practices. Dairy Extension Specialist Dr. Amaral-Phillips and Forage Extension Specialist Dr. Smith from the University of Kentucky will be there to lead discussions and present research. Topics to be discussed include managing highly diversified pastures, alfalfa, management for grazing and hay production, perennial forages, selecting warm season grasses, and other pasture management tips for dairy operations. Address is 1615 Bradshaw-Fidelio Rd, Pembroke. Call 270-886-6328 & RSVP.


Pasture Walk