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June 14, 2019

Matching Forage Quality to Performance

Location

Morning Location
Coffey Ranch
16877 State Hwy 32
Marietta, OK 73448

Afternoon Location:
Oswalt Ranch
18414 Dixon Road
Marietta, OK 73448

Time

9 am - 4 pm

Registration Fee

$25 registration fee, includes lunch. Registration closes five business days before the event.

Level 3: Advanced

 

General Overview

One of the best ways to reduce your feed costs and increase revenue in your livestock operation is to optimize the utilization of forage in your pasture. This event is designed to help you learn how to manage the relationship between native forage and livestock, enabling you to improve the health and productivity of your native pasture while benefiting your cow-calf operation.

At this workshop, you will learn firsthand how to estimate native forage quality and quantity and how to use this to best meet your herd’s nutritional needs. We will also explain and demonstrate the benefits of tools, such as grazing exclosures, prescribed fire and forage testing.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to properly monitor your forage
  • How to estimate the quality and quantity of your native pasture
  • Differences in grazing behavior by class of livestock and topography of the land
  • How to improve grazing with prescribed fire
  • How to utilize your forage using the right class of livestock
  • How to build and implement a grazing plan
How You Will Learn:
  • In-field discussion
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Seminar presentations
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Cow-calf producers with a native forage base
What You Should Bring:
  • Weather-appropriate attire
Related Courses:
  • How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing
  • Understanding the Impacts of Fire on Your Property
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