Pasture Walk

Pulaski County, Kentucky


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


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April 7, 2004

May 3, 2004

June 7, 2004

July 5, 2004


1. Volunteer corn (johnsongrass included) in a corn field grazed in late February / early April.

2. Red clover / ladino clover in a fescue field. The forages were grazed for only one day at a time but often to prevent heading of fescue.


3. Cattle removed from eastern gamagrass. The producer feels this is the proper amount of gamagrass to leave for the next growth.


4. Replanted corn for grazing. Dry weather cause poor germination of the first planting.

5. Cattle in eastern gamagrass.




6. Cattle in eastern gamagrass.

7. Sorghum - sudangrass drilled in rye pasture (rye was not killed). Pressure from ladino clover acted as a "smother crop" along with dry weather.




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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




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Last Updated: 07/16/04.