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


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

2016 Third Quarter Report
2016 Second Quarter Report
2016 First Quarter Report
2015 Fourth Quarter Report
2015 Third Quarter Report
2015 Second Quarter Report
2015 First Quarter Report
2013-2014 Bi-annual Report
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments




Jacob Brandenburg

Master Grazer Coordinator
821B W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512

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  


UKAg Videos

Ultra-High Density Grazing

Feeding soybean hulls to lower fescue toxicity

Greg Reynolds: Kentucky Grazing School

Testing Forages for Nitrates

Warm-Season Grasses


October 2016 Articles

Fall Pasture Management Affects Spring Growth

Good fall grazing management involves leaving enough forage to allow for optimum forage growth the next spring. Residue height depends on the forage being grazed.

Grazing Alfalfa In The Fall and Winter

Traditionally, cutting alfalfa for hay has been the preferred method of harvest, but by a following simple management practices it is an excellent forage for grazing.

How to Limit Damage to High Traffic Areas

High traffic area pads reduce wheel traffic damage and soil compaction caused by tractors when winter feeding. They improve hay feeding efficiency by reducing trampling losses and lowering the risk for soil erosion.

Welcome the New Master Grazer Coordinator Jacob Brandenburg

The Master Grazer Program is excited to announce that Jacob Brandenburg joined the team on August 22nd as the new Master Grazer Coordinator. We look forward to introducing Jacob to many of you at upcoming meetings.