Pasture Walk

Pulaski County, Kentucky


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


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April 7, 2004

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1. Eastern gamagrass: Growth since cattle were removed June 11, 2004.


2. Alfalfa field: Regrowth after May 20 hay removal.
3. Fescue/red clover pasture: Cattle are being moved to another pasture paddock. Notice the remaining forage available which will enable fast growth recovery.


4. Sorghum sudangrass: Cattle removed June 23, 2004. Approximately 60% stand due to not killing the previous rye and white clover stand prior to seeding the sorghum sudan.
5. Same sorghum sudangrass field: Notice the white clover growth around the T-post. The "smother crop effect" is very evident in lack of sorghum sudan stand population.


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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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