Using Small Ruminants to Improve Forage Availability in Michigan Equine Pastures

Date: September 6, 2016 - September 14, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 3800 Norvell Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Contact: Bess Ohlgren-Miller at arbormeadowfarm@msn.com or 734-834-1844

Michigan State University Extension, in conjunction with Arbor Meadow Farm of Grass Lake, will be hosting a demonstration pasture walk of aSARE funded project using goats to improve pasture accessibility and forage availability. 

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, there will be a field demonstration at Arbor Meadow Farm from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Topics include: logistical management of browsing goats on a horse farm, horse-goat interaction, goat management and health, fencing, plant identification. Attendees will see the difference that browsing 15 goats on 3.5 acres can make in about 90 days. Speakers include; Bess Ohlgren-Miller, farm owner, Dr. Judy Marteniuk, MSU Extension veterinarian, Mike Metzger, MSU Extension small ruminant educator, and Tom Guthrie, MSU Extension equine educator.

RSVP and for more information contact Bess Ohlgren-Miller at arbormeadowfarm@msn.com or 734-834-1844

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