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Georgia Grazing School - 2010

SEPTEMBER 21 and 22, 2010 | HOUSTON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE | PERRY, GEORGIA

The 2010 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 2010 Grazing School notebook (a high-speed internet connection is RECOMMENDED), click here for the pdf (171 MB).

Table of Contents

 

Manipulating forage growth and grazing behavior
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Grazing systems, methods, and tricks
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
Southern Forages: Forage yield, distribution, and quality
  Dr. Don Ball, Auburn University
Soil fertility and nutrient cycling in grazing systems
  Dr. Glen Harris, UGA
Using poultry litter and biosolids efficiently
  Julia Gaskin, UGA
Managing, utilizing, and maintaining legumes
  Dr. Don Ball, Auburn University
Fencing and water supply options for your grazing system
  Dr. John Worley, UGA
Grazing arithmetic
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA   
Forage and grazing economics
  Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA
The 30-Day Challenge
  Jeremy Kichler, UGA
Weed management in grazed pastures
  Dr. Tim Murphy, UGA
Managing surplus forage
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA  
Supplementation for pasture-based livestock
  Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA

 

Section 1: Manipulating forage growth and grazing behavior PDF | PPT

 

Handouts:
  Rotational Grazing (Univ. of KY)
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Behavior Facts (UT St. Univ.)
  Structure, Quality & Skills Influence Forage Intake (UT St. Univ.)

 

Section 2: Grazing systems and methods PDF | PPT

 

Handouts:
  What is Management-intensive Grazing (MiG) and what can it do for my farm?
  Common Grazing Methods and Some Specific Farm Applications
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Using Geotextiles For Feeding and Traffic Surfaces (Univ. of KY)

 

Section 3: Southern Forages: Yield, distribution, and quality PDF | (No PPT Available)

 

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

 

Section 4: Soil fertility and nutrient cycling in grazing systems PDF | PPT

 

Handouts:
  Soil and Fertilizer Management Considerations for Forage Systems in Georgia
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Soil Testing

 

Section 5: Using poultry litter and biosolids efficiently PDF | (No PPT Available)

 

Handouts:
  Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Are There Cheaper Inputs

Section 6: Managing, utilizing, and maintaining legumes PDF | (No PPT Available)

 

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

 

Section 7: Fencing and water supply options for your grazing system PDF | 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 8: Grazing arithmetic PDF | 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 9: Forage and grazing economics PDF | PPT

 

Handouts:
  Will it Pay?  
  Cheat Sheet for Calculating Fixed and Other Costs
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 10: The 30-Day Challenge PDF | (No PPT Available)

 

Handouts:
  Extending Grazing and Reducing Stored Feed Needs
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Stockpiling Tall Fescue for Fall and Winter Grazing
  Stockpiling Bermudagrass for Fall Grazing

 

Section 11: Weed management in grazed pastures PDF | 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 12: Managing surplus forage PDF | PPT

 

Handouts:
  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 13: Supplementation for pasture-based livestock PDF | PPT

 

Handouts:
  Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows
  UGA Record Keeping data sheet
  Feeding Considerations for Byproduct Feeding
  Georgia Commodity Feed Sources
  Feed Library
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Beef Management Calendar

 

Appendix:

 

Handouts:
  Pasture Condition Score Guide
  Pasture Condition Score Sheet
  Pasture Condition Score Spreadsheet
  Forage Use and Grazing Herd Management During Drought
  Forage Systems for Horses in Georgia
Additional Articles Only on the Web:
  Managing Grazing of Horses (OK St. Univ.)
  Horse Feeding Behavior
  Maintaining Healthy Horse Pastures (Univ. of KY & VA Tech)

 

 

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