Pasture Walk

Pulaski County, Kentucky

 

A look at grazing small grains, legume/small grain mixes, and corn.

 

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March 24, 2003

April 1, 2003

April 15, 2003

May 4 and 8, 2003

June 6, 2003

August 11, 2003

November, 2003

 
 
 
1. This fescue pasture was grazed for the first time in 2003 (6 acre field grazed for 3 days by 47 cows & 32 calves). 2. This 4.5 acre field of annual rye was grazed to low the first time and made slow regrowth before being grazed this time.

 

3. This is a second picture of the field with annual rye. 4. The Eastern Gamagrass has regrown after being seeded into corn in 2002.  The corn and gamagrass was grazed during November and December and will be planted back to corn in May. Dave usually plants corn for two years into gamagrass before the gamagrass becomes to competitive for corn. The second year of corn usually yields 50% of what the corn yields the first year into Eastern Gamagrass.

 

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About the Pasture Walk

This Pasture Walk was organized by Keenan Turner, Pulaski County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent. The Pasture Walk involves visiting a farm and meeting with a farmer who is trying to maximize grazing and reduce the need for baling hay. Some of these practices are unconventional and some have not worked. This page is not a comprehensive overview of the trials and errors. It is merely an introduction into the topic. If you have questions regarding the Pasture Walk, please call or write Keenan Turner.

Contact Keenan Turner

 

Keenan Turner

County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Pulaski County Office
(28 Parkway Dr.)
P.O. Box 720
Somerset, KY 42502-0720
Phone: (606) 679-6361  

Fax: (606) 679-6271

kturner@uky.edu

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