May 4, 2020

How to Time Your Grazing to Improve Plant Yield and Quality

As our livestock head out to pasture, we’re all thinking about how to time our grazing to get the most out of our pastures. To help with that, here’s an edited excerpt from “Pastures for profit: A Guide to rotational grazing.” This publication was written with graziers in the upper mid-west in mind (Minnesota, Wisconsin, […]

January 15, 2020

2020 Northeast Pasture Consortium Conference

Here is a quick summary of our technical sessions for this year’s conference  The sessions are: The Do’s and Don’ts of Silvopasture, Pastured Pigs – Feed and Grazing Management, The Fescues – Soft-leaf and Meadow Pasture Soil Compaction- Identification and Remediation Getting the Most out of Winter Grazing by Forage Species Selection/Management and Grazing Management, […]

July 9, 2019

Improving Pastures Field Day

The Improving Pastures Program: http://ncsoilwater.org/programs/improving-pasture-management/   This event will highlight best management practices and pasture evaluation tools. Register by calling 336.703.2850 or visiting http://go.NCSU.edu/2019PastureFieldDay The program’s purpose is to improve pasture management on private lands so that pastures are more resilient to future environmental challenges. In addition to local soil and water conservation districts, project supporters […]

February 8, 2019

Ohio Forage & Grassland Council 2019 Annual Meeting “High Quality Forages”

Featured Members and Guests: Jerry Lindquist, Retired Grazing and Field Crop Educator, MSU Reed City, Michigan Joe Celuch, Producer Stored Feed Frazeysburg,Ohio Shawn and Kim Ray, Sheep Producers Ray Farms Caldwell, Ohio Ernest Martin Dairy Producer Shiloh, Ohio Dustin Bender, Beef Producer C.A.B.B. Farms, LLC Lexington, Ohio Bob Hendershot, Sheep and Beef Producer Pickaway County Dr. Mark Sulc Professor, Horticulture […]

November 2, 2018

Equestrian Pasture Management

The event focuses on rotational grazing, forage optimization, pest / weed management, waste management and soil health. Register by calling 828.488.3848 or email melissa_vaughn@ncsu.edu. In addition to local soil and water conservation districts, project supporters and partners include NC Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, Golden LEAF Foundation, NC Cattlemen’s Association, NC Horse Council, NCSU’s […]

September 17, 2018

11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium

The 2018 event will feature the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. It all takes place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center on the shores of Lake Erie.

September 29, 2017

Advanced Grazing Management – Continuing Education for Serious Graziers!

A one day conference, sponsored by the Louisiana Grazing Land Conservation Initiative Coalition. Education for Serious Grazers on September 28, 2017 at the Red River Research Station in Bossier Parish Day 2 / September 29 – Red River Conference for Advanced Livestock Graziers  ( Beyond the basics of Rotational and Intensive Grazing Management, targeted to provide continuing education […]

January 11, 2016

Crabgrass is Good Forage

Improved forage crabgrass varieties are not weeds, but high-quality, high-producing forages that fit well from the Mid-Atlantic region through the Southeast. With good fertility and moisture conditions, crabgrass forage can yield 3-5 tons of dry matter. As a low-growing summer annual crop, crabgrass maintains quality over the course of its rapid growth – unlike many […]

August 31, 2015

Your Success Comes From Pasture Plant Structure and Quality, and Animals’ Grazing Skills

Forage intake is key to animal performance. Grazers do best when the forage is a certain height and quality, AND when they have experience with grazing those kinds of plants.

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