Fall 2019 Kentucky Grazing School

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Woodford County Extension Office

184 Beasley Road

Versailles, KY 40383

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Learn valuable grazing methods for new and experienced graziers with the goal to extend the grazing season and minimize stored feed. Topics include rotational grazing, temporary fencing, portable/seasonal water systems, rejuvenate run-down pastures and economics on grazing.

* Tuesday September 10, 2019 *

7:30 Registration & Refreshments

8:00 Introduction of Staff & Participants

8:15 Benefits of Rotational Grazing – Dr. Ray Smith, UK

8:35 Meeting Nutritional Needs on Pasture - Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips, UK

9:05 Grazing Math Concepts / Introduce Field Exercise - Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK

9:45 Break & Travel to Field Demonstration Area

10:10 Introduction to Temporary Fence - Jeremy McGill, Gallagher

10:30 Portable/Seasonal Water Systems - Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK

10:50 Methods to Assess Pasture Production and Determine Stocking Rate - Dr. Ray Smith, UK

11:30 Hands-on Building a Rotational Grazing System in the Field: Setting up Small Paddocks - Drs Ray Smith, Jeff Lehmkuhler, & Chris Teutsch (UK)

12:30 Lunch at Farm

1:00 Fence Building: Understanding How to Build and Use Temporary Fencing and High Tensile Fencing - Jeremy McGill, Gallagher

2:00 Break and Travel to Demo Plots

3:00 Break and Travel to Teaching Facility

3:30 Hands-on: Growth of Grasses and Legumes with Response to Grazing - Dr. Ray Smith, UK

4:15 Economics of 8 Forage Practices - TBD

5:00 Discussion

5:30 Adjourn for the day

* Wednesday September 11, 2019 *

7:30 Refreshments

8:00 Forage Species for a Comprehensive Grazing System - Dr. Chris Teutsch, UK

8:40 General Management Considerations for Grazing Livestock – Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips, UK

9:20 NRCS Tools for Grazing - Adam Jones, NRCS

10:00 Break

10:30 Fundamentals of Laying out a Grazing System - Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK

11:00 Case Study: Design an on Farm Grazing System (Group Project)

11:30 Case Study Presentations

12:00 Lunch

1:00 How I made grazing work on the farm - Producer Speaker

1:30 Rejuvenating Run down Pastures – Dr. Chris Teutsch, UK

2:00 Fencing Types and Costs – Morgan Hayes, UK

2:45 EVALUATIONS & Travel to Field Demo Area

3:00 Field Exercise. Observe grazed paddocks and hear reports of each group. Tour demonstration plots showing warm and cool season annual to extend the grazing season, renovation options and the effects of rotational grazing.

5:00 Adjourn

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Woodford County Extension Office

184 Beasley Road

Versailles, KY 40383

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