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Grazing School for Milk Producers - 2010

SEPTEMBER 29 and 30, 2010 | COLQUITT COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE | MOULTRIE, GEORGIA

For the first time ever, we held a Grazing School specifically for pasture-based dairy producers. Though it was a last minute addition brought on by very high demand for our annual School, the first Grazing School for Milk Producers was a resounding success! Though we operated off of a similar program to the more general Grazing School format, a lot more depth was added so that we could focus on topics and issues that specifically relate to the pasture-based dairies in the Southeast. Below are links to all the materials that were added as an addendum to the 2010 Grazing School notebook and a few other articles and publications that were referred to during the meeting. (File sizes may be so large as to require a long download time for slow internet connections.)

Table of Contents

 

1) Manipulating forage growth and grazing behavior (39.1 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
2) The primary forage grasses for pasture-based dairies (57.2 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
3) Legumes for use in pasture-based dairies in the Coastal Plain (19.5 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
4) Paddock number, size, and design (73.4 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA
5) New weed management tools for grazed pastures (9.3 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Tim Murphy, UGA
6) Fencing and water supply options for your grazing system (5.5 MB) | PPT
  Dr. John Worley, UGA
7) Feed wedge budgeting and dealing with surplus forage (101.5 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA   
8) 21st Century tools for pasture management (12.9 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA   
9) Forage and grazing economic considerations (2.5 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Curt Lacy, UGA
10) Nutrition and management of baby calves and young stock (Contact author)
  Dr. Karen Jacobsen, DVM, Farm Animal Resource Management, LLC
11) Supplementation for pasture-based dairies (3.9 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Stacey Hamilton, University of Missouri Dairy Extension Specialist
12) Forage production data from pasture-based dairies (6.2 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Nick Hill, UGA  
13) Soil fertility and nutrient cycling in grazing systems (20.3 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA  
14) Summary of the nitrogen and carbon cycle on Georgia’s pasture-based dairies (10.5 MB) | PPT
  Dr. Nick Hill, UGA

 

Additional Articles, Handouts, and Decision-Aids

 

Articles:
Annual Ryegrass Ecology and Management Articles
Effect of Concentrate Feeding Level on Production of Holstein Cows Grazing Winter Annuals
Feeding the Grazing Dairy Cow
Pasture-Based Systems for Feeding Dairy Cattle: Summary of 5-Years of Research
 
Handouts:
Cheat Sheet for Calculating Fixed and Other Costs
Cooling Systems for Georgia Dairy Cattle
Managing and Feeding Lactating Dairy Cattle in Hot Weather
Electric Fencing for Serious Graziers (USDA-NRCS MO)
Watering Systems for Serious Graziers (USDA-NRCS MO)
 
Decision-Aids:
Daily Forage Need – Calculator (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
Grazier's Arithmetic – A Grazing Calculator (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
Grazing Wedge Calculator (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
Forage Budgets (MS Excel Spreadsheets)

 

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