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
Creep grazing is an effective, inexpensive and easy to use method to increase weaning weights of beef calves. Substantially, creep grazing can be more profitable for producers rather than creep feeding.
WKeeping calves in the environment they are used to can reduce stress during weaning. Stress causes calves to not gain weight, which costs the producer a loss of income. Weaning calves on pasture has several advantages over weaning in a feedlot or pen. Find out why weaning on pasture can help decrease the stress on calves.
Nodding thistle are a problem in many Kentucky pastures. This article describes their growing season and what a plant looks like. You can control nodding thistle by using mechanical means, cultural practices, or chemical control methods. Dr. Green discusses how each method can be performed effectively in controlling nodding thistle.
David Burge teamed up with the Master Grazer program and his local extension agent Tommy Yankey, in Anderson County to conduct a trial on rotational grazing vs. continuous grazing. He found thatrotational grazing had many benefits in comparison to conventional grazing, and is planning to do more with rotational grazing in the future.
AFGC Annual Conference
January 11-14, 2015
St. Louis, MO
Forages at KCA
January 16-17, 2015
35th KY Alfalfa Conference
February 26, 2015
Cave City, KY