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Georgia Grazing School - 2009

SEPTEMBER 22 AND 23, 2009 | LIVESTOCK INSTRUCTIONAL ARENA | ATHENS, GEORGIA

The 2009 Georgia Grazing School is now one for the recordbooks. However, if you are interested in delving deeper into these topics, additional grazing information is provided here. Below are links to all the materials that was in the Grazing School notebook, and a few other articles that are only available on the web. For those who would like to download the entire Grazing School notebook (a high-speed internet connection is advisable), click here for the pdf (24 MB).

Table of Contents

 

Forage yield, distribution, and quality
  Dr. Nick Hill, UGA
Manipulating forage growth and grazing behavior
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Grazing systems and methods
  Dr. Charlie Brummer, UGA
Fencing and water supply options for your grazing system
  Dr. John Worley, UGA
Practical issues in designing a grazing system
  Dr. Dennis Chessman, NRCS 
Soil fertility and nutrient cycling in grazing systems
  Julia Gaskin, UGA
Will it pay? Economics of improved grazing systems
  Dr. John McKissick, UGA
Managing, utilizing, and maintaining legumes
  Dr. John Andrae, Clemson
Grazing arithmetic
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA   
Weed management in grazed pastures
  Dr. Tim Murphy, UGA
Grazing Herd Management Issues for Beef Cattle
  Dr. Ronnie Silcox, UGA & Mr. Jary Douglas, UGA
Grazing Herd Management Issues for Horses
  Dr. Gary Heusner, UGA

 

Section 1: Forage yield, distribution, and quality PPT

 

Handouts:
  Georgia Forages: Grass Species
  Georgia Forages: Legume Species
  Novel Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue
  Selecting a Forage Bermudagrass Variety
  Extending Grazing and Reducing Stored Feed Needs
  Forage Physiology
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Understanding Forage Quality (National Publication)
  Small Grains, Ryegrass, and Clovers for Forage (Univ. of TN)
  Stockpiling Tall Fescue for Fall and Winter Grazing

Section 2: Manipulating forage growth and grazing behavior PPT

 

Handouts:
  Rotational Grazing (Univ. of KY)
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Behavior Facts (UT St. Univ.)
  Managing Grazing of Horses (OK St. Univ.)
  Horse Feeding Behavior
  Structure, Quality & Skills Influence Forage Intake (UT St. Univ.)
  Management of Hay Production (Univ. of AR)
  Quality Hay Production (Univ. of KY)
  Baling Forage Crops for Silage (Univ. of KY)
  Baled Silage: Frequently Asked Questions
  Some Points on Feeding Baled Silage

 

Section 3: Grazing systems and methods PPT

 

Handouts:
  What is Management-intensive Grazing (MiG) and what can it do for my farm?
  Common Grazing Methods and Some Specific Farm Applications

 

Section 4: Fencing and water supply options for your grazing system PPT

 

Handouts:
  Fencing Options for Your Grazing System
  Watering Options for Grazing Systems
  Fences for the Farm
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Electric Fencing for Serious Graziers (USDA-NRCS MO)
  Watering Systems for Serious Graziers (USDA-NRCS MO)
  Fences for Horses

 

Section 5: Practical issues in designing a grazing system PPT

 

Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Using Geotextiles For Feeding and Traffic Surfaces (Univ. of KY)

 

Section 6: Soil fertility and nutrient cycling in grazing systems PPT

 

Handouts:
  Soil and Fertilizer Management Considerations for Forage Systems in Georgia
  Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Soil Testing
  Are There Cheaper Inputs

 

Section 7: Will it Pay? Economics of improved grazing systems PPT

 

Handouts:
  Will it Pay?  
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Livestock and Forage Budgets (MS Excel Spreadsheets)
  Rotational Grazing: Will it Pay? (MS St. Univ)
  The Economics of Rotational Grazing (Univ. of KY)

 

Section 8: Managing, utilizing, and maintaining legumes PPT

 

Handouts:
  White Clover Establishment and Management Guide
  Should Legumes be Included in My Grazing System?

 

Section 9: Grazing arithmetic PPT

 

Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Grazier's Arithmetic – A Grazing Calculator (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
  Daily Forage Need – Calculator (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
  Grazing Wedge Calculator (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
  Using a Grazing Stick for Pasture Management (Univ. of KY)
  Grazing Stick Manual (Noble)

 

Section 10: Weed management in grazed pastures PPT

 

Handouts:
  Grazing Impacts on Pasture Composition
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Weed response to herbicides used in pasture, hay and forage crops
  Weed control in grass pastures and hayfields
  Clover weed control
  Temporary winter grazing weed control
  Temporary summer grazing weed control

 

Section 11: Grazing herd management issues for beef cattle PPT

 

Handouts:
  Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows
  The Facts about National Animal ID
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Beef Management Calendar

 

Section 12: Grazing herd management issues for horses PPT 1 | 2

 

Handouts:
  Forage Systems for Horses in Georgia
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Maintaining Healthy Horse Pastures (Univ. of KY & VA Tech)

 

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