Master Grazer is an outreach program providing producer workshops with the most up-to-date research on environmentally sustainable and economically feasible grazing management.  Our fencing and grazing schools offer hands-on learning experiences through field days, pasture walks, workshops, conferences, and farm visits.

Introduction to Forages

2018 Master Grazer intern Haley Zynda offers her expertise on forages.

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Introduction to Forages

Cyanide Poisoning in Ruminants

Animal performance

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Cyanide Poisoning in Ruminants

Grain Drill Calibration

Simplified procedure to calibrate your grain drill.

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Grain Drill Calibration

Forage Related Disorders in Cattle

Potential causes and management of Forage related disorders in cattle

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Forage Related Disorders in Cattle

Tire Tanks

Tire tanks for watering livestock.

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photo by Abbie Cane

Hay Testing

Figuring Out What You Have and What to Do with It!!!

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Harvest excess pasture as hay or haylage.

Drought

Drought proofing your grazing system.

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Cattle picture

Grazing Plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail - Alan Lakein

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Getting a grazing plan together.

Low Lignin Alfalfa

A review on new “Reduced Lignin” alfalfa varieties.

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Low Lignin Alfalfa

Repairing Pugged Pastures

Strategies for restoration.

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Beef cattle grazed the pastures of Dave Burge's farm outside Lawrenceburg, Ky.  Photo by Matt Barton

When to start feeding hay?

Meeting the winter nutritional needs.

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Cattle hay feeding

Kentucky Fencing Schools

Helping producers build stronger boundaries

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fencing school

Morning fog at UKREC

Photo taken by Kelly Mercier, IPSS Ph.D. student at the UKREC in Princeton, KY.

morning fog

Time Lapse

We have just posted nine short time-lapse videos illustrating a number of forage management practices including importance of seeding depth, impact of winter pasture management, rotational stocking, and relative seedling vigor of different forage species. I would like to thank Gabriel Roberts, a member of our forage extension group, for all of his hard work in capturing these time-lapse videos!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Palmer Farms

Beef Bash - Virtual -  October 1, 2020 - Princeton, KY

Fencing Schools:  October 13, 2020 - Campton, KY
October 15,2020 - Glasgow, KY

Fencing School

FENCING SCHOOL:  Helping producers learn the newest fencing methods and sound fencing construction with classroom and hands-on learning.  We are offering this one-day event in 4 locations for your convenience: 

We were able to capture the presentations from the 2019 Kentucky Fencing Schools as CAMTASIA Videos.  They are available as playlist on the KYForages YouTube Channel. 

 

2019 Kentucky Fencing School playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrq6psn95pUyyoapxRwRQMth9eW6BAIu6.