EVENTS

Spring Grazing School, Princeton, April 24-25


RESOURCES

Putting the Pieces Together: Using Cattle to Build Soils for Crops


Soil Fertility and Grazing Management as Part of an Integrated Weed Control Program-Chris Teutsch

ARTICLES

It Just Doesn't Work!

Producers often ask "Can I plant alfalfa after alfalfa?"
The simple answer is "It just doesn't work".  To learn more, read the April 2018 KY Forage News.


Repairing Pugged Pastures

A wetter than normal winter has resulted in significant pugging damage in pastures across Kentucky.  Pugging occurs when the hooves of grazing livestock penetrate the soil surface during wet conditions causing damage to pasture plants as well as soil structure.  The net result is decreased pasture productivity.  READ WHAT YOU CAN DO


New Study: Don't Graze Fescue to the Ground

The verdict is in. Grazing toxic fescue to the ground is dangerous to pastured livestock. ......... READ Article in Ky Forage News, April 2018.


Making Tall Fescue Work

These 3 articles provide a summary of a talk recently given at the Indiana Grazing Conference on methods to improve cattle production when grazing tall fescue. For more general information on tall fescue, review articles in the Forage Species section of this website.


Clear as Mud

Mud is a problem for cattle; it slows and complicates feeding, exposes herds to greater pathogen loads, and can increase their energy requirements if it mats down their hair coat. Mud increases..... READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE


Flood Damage and Recovery Management for Forages

Flood damage to forages can be quite variable depending on several factors, such as time of year, temperature, soil texture, flood duration and water movement. Flood events of one day or less usually have low impact on forage survival However, if the field was ready for hay harvest,..... READ MORE