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
Greg Brann has a grazing operation in Southern Kentucky, and unlike many producers he has a diversified herd. He uses cattle and sheep to manage his land. He continues to improve the efficiency of this method and learn new management practices that work for him. Learn more about his operation and what he does that may work in your operation.
Weeds can cause the amount of forage available in a pasture to decrease if left unattended. Dr. Green worked with a Lewis County producer to control Tall Ironweed and Horsenettle in his pastures. The producer was very pleased with the outcome, and the results shown just how much weeds can impact the amount of forage in a pasture.
High traffic areas, such as feeding areas, sacrifice lots, alleyways, gateways and waterers, are often bare and muddy this time of year. To slow and reduce serious problems, these areas need to be renovated promptly. Using perennial and annual ryegrass are good options when needing a quick ground cover and not having to take the area out of production for six months.
2015 Small Ruminant Grazing Conference
February 7, 2015
Logan County Extension Office
35th KY Alfalfa Conference
February 26, 2015
Cave City, KY
Spring KY Grazing School
May 20-21, 2015
Woodford Co. Extension Office