There is still plenty of room at the grazing Program we are having at the Farm Show on March 23. I am extending the deadline for registration to this Friday March 19. I strongly urge you to consider attending this program if you have any interest in grazing any type of livestock. We are going to have it no matter what, but I would really like to fill the place for our out of state speaker.
I am also going to offer this deal to anyone that has already registered, and to any one that registers between now and Friday.
If more than one person from your farm wants to attend, I will allow that person to attend for ONLY $10.00. This price includes LUNCH and one set of materials per farm. So the first person pays $25, and others pay only $10.00.
I am also going to paste information on this program below, the rest can be found on the website below.
March 23, 2010, MSU Extension, Farm Bureau, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resource Conservation Service will host a “Going GREEN with Grazing” workshop during the Mid-Michigan Farm Show. Participants will hear directly from one of the nation’s experts in UHSD grazing, commonly referred to as “Mob Grazing.”
Doug Peterson, rancher and Missouri NRCS Grassland Conservationist,
will be the featured speaker. He grew up on a crop and livestock farm near
UHSD is a management strategy that, when compared to more common
grazing systems, increases the length of rest period, shortens the grazing
period, and greatly increases stock density. Some landowners around the country
have used densities of one million pounds per acre. Stock densities of up
to 500,000 lbs per acre have been used effectively in
Is “Mob Grazing” for everyone? Probably not, but it is recommended that every producer evaluate using higher stock densities. UHSD cannot be used year around, but maybe a few months a year, on certain pastures, or with dry cows.
“All grazing styles and grazing systems have a place as long as they are monitored and managed correctly. I believe that UHSD has the potential to benefit more farm resources than any other type of grassland management. Everyone should be knowledgeable enough about this type of resource management to be able to make decisions about what type of system will best suit their resources and objectives,” said Doug Peterson.
The program will also feature “Cow Size and Resource
Management” by Dr. Jason Rowntree, Beef Specialist, Department of Animal
Science, MSU; “How Mob Grazing Fits the NRCS Prescribed Grazing
Program fees of $25 per person include materials, lunch, and travel
expenses for speakers. For more information and to register, please visit
www.michiganfarmshow.com or call
ANR Extension Educator
Clare (989) 539-7805
Gladwin (989) 426-7741