Pasture Dairy Fall Field Day

Date: October 18, 2012
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station - Dairy, 10461 N 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Mat Haan, 269-671-2360, pasture.dairy@kbs.msu.edu

Whether you are an experienced or novice grazing manager; graze dairy cows, beef cows, stocker cattle, or small ruminants; or work with grazing managers, this field day is for you.Everyone interested in improved grazing management and sharing their grazing management experience with others is encouraged to attend.

The field day will focus on grazing management strategies that increase forage production and utilization in pasture-based livestock systems, with a focus on research at the Kellogg Biological Station Pasture Dairy Center. The main goal of the grazing plan at KBS is to increase forage utilization and milk production per cow and per acre beyond the typical limits of pasture-based systems in the region.

Topics will include:

  • Incorporating brassicas (forage rape) into a grazing system
  • Supplemental feeding and grazing management strategies to promote maximum forage growth
  • Strategic pasture irrigation

Speakers include Dr. Santiago Utsumi (MSU Department of Animal Science), Dr. Kim Cassida (MSU Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences) and MSU Extension grazing and forage educators.

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