Colorado State University Beef Cattle Field Day & Pasture School

Colorado State University’s Departments of Animal Science and Soil & Crop Sciences will be hosting a beef cattle field day and pasture school at ARDEC in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 4-5, 2018. It will feature an update and tour of the CSU pivot grazing project, experienced faculty and producers discussing grazing strategies, and a hands-on workshop to improve your grazing management skills.

Registration is $20 for Day 1 (Field Day) or $100 for Day 1 & 2 (Field Day & Pasture School).

Please register by September 28 to reserve your spot. Registration for Day 2 Pasture School is limited to the first 30 participants. To register, go to: www.csubeef.com

For More Information Contact: Ryan D. Rhoades at Ryan.Rhoades@colostate.edu or 970-491-2814

Program

DAY 1: GENERAL FIELD DAY & PASTURE TOUR

9:30 Welcome & Overview

10:00 CSU Grazing Project Update & Tour

-Objectives & Design

-Demonstration Move of Cattle

-Lessons Learned in 2018:  Good, Bad, and Ugly

11:45 Lunch

12:30 Irrigated Pasture: Nebraska Experience: Jerry Volesky

2:00 Implementing Grazing Strategies: Producer Panel

3:5 Conclude & Optional ARDEC Tour

 

DAY 2: PASTURE SCHOOL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

8:30 Welcome & Overview

9:00 Hands-On Pivot Workshop

-Electric Fencing 101

-Estimating Pasture Yield

-Utilization & Selectivity

-Pasture Condition Scoring

11:45 Lunch

12:30 Classroom Workshop

-Grazer’s Math Exercise

-Options for Extending Grazing Season

-Planned Grazing Using Technology

-Budgeting Irrigated Pasture Costs

3:00 Conclude