10th Annual Profitable Pastures Field Day scheduled for Aug. 13 at UW Lancaster Ag Research Station

Contact: Rhonda R. Gildersleeve, (608) 723-6243, rhonda.gildersleeve@ces.uwex.edu

The UW Lancaster Ag Research Station will host its 10th annual Profitable Pastures Field Day on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, with updates on current research and pasture management issues.

The program begins with registration from 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. and will end by 3:30 p.m.

Special guest speakers this year will be:
— Dr. Ben Bartlett, Dairy & Livestock Extension Specialist with Michigan State University, who will discuss and demonstrate the key principles and use of Low Stress Handling Methods for Livestock Production
— Dr. John Rodgers, Technical Services Veterinarian from Pfizer Animal Health, who will discuss Herd Health Strategies for pastured livestock systems

Following lunch cooked by the Grant County Cattlemen’s Association, a research station tour will provide the opportunity to view and discuss current projects, including:
— Soy hulls as a pasture finishing supplement;
— BMR sorghum sudangrass and Teff Grass for midsummer grazing;
— Managed grazing of kura clover/soft leaf tall fescue at two steer stocking rates; — and other current pasture/forage research trials.

Cost for the program is $15, including lunch. Please pre-register via phone by Aug. 10 to help us plan for lunch. To register, contact: Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW Lancaster Ag Research Station, 7396 State Hwy 35 & 81, Lancaster, WI; (608) 723-6243 or 723-2580 or rhonda.gildersleeve@ces.uwex.edu.

The field day will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for August Wisconsin weather and light walking. The UW Lancaster Research Station is located approximately 5 miles west of Lancaster at 7396 State Highways 35/81.

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