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Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952
The University of Kentucky spring grazing school will be held on May 20-21, 2015 in Woodford County. This two-day program will include hands-on exercises, demonstrations, and classroom sessions that include a variety of topics. Emphasis will be on spring and summer grazing options for beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats. This program is designed to help producers explore opportunities that can increase the productivity of their land and profitability of their operation.
As spring approaches and grasses begin to green up, turning cattle out on pastures early can be tempting. Properly managing spring grass growth will have positive impacts the entire year. Each farming operation is different, but there are multiple ways a producer can manage the spring grass growth to fit his/her operation.
Hay is the most commonly used stored feed on most farms. Many factors that go into producing high quality hay, and ensuring animal performance does not decline. This article discusses the practices needed to produce high quality hay and how to preserve hay so that minimal nutrient loss occurs.
As temperatures warm up and grasses begin to grow the needs of animals change. Make sure that you don’t forget to practice these key management practices.
Spring KY Grazing School
May 20-21, 2015
Woodford Co. Extension Office