Monday, July 7, 2008

Upcoming Grazing Field Day near Coolville, Ohio July 26th

The next grazing day for the Tri-County Grazing Council is scheduled to begin on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Grazing Day will begin at Spectrum Farm, owned and operated by John and Mary Ellen Wozny. John and Mary Ellen raise Murray Grey cattle and manage them through a rotational grazing system.

Fernando Silveira, MV, an assistant professor- clinical, at OSU, will also be at the farm to present and discuss his beef breeding work for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) project strated in 2002. There will be a morning pasture walk of the Wozny's grazing system, including a stop at their field of switchgrass. Scott Bauerbach of Green Valley Coop will have a presentation on livestock minerals. The day will conclude with a visit to a neighboring cattle farm, owned by Larry Simmons and managed by Matthew Atha. This visit will focus on his breeding program, the basis of which is his Heat Watch Estrus Detection System.

Lunch will be provided, sponsored by Green Valley Coop. Please bring your own chairs for the meal and any presentations. There is no fee for this event, and no limit on number of participants, however, there is a registration deadline to make sure there are meals planned for all those attending. Please RSVP to Kevin Wagner at (740) 373-4857 before July 23, 2008 with the number attending.

Directions to Spectrum Farm: From Coolville, take OH7-US50 West/North until it splits. Stay on OH7 to Pomeroy, which narrows to a two-lane road. Turn right onto Brister Road (first road on right). Go about 0.8 miles, the driveway will be on your left through pine trees. Follow posted signs.

For details, contact Kevin Wagner at (740) 373-4857,, or Gina Casto (740) 452-8618 Ext. 108, .

This will be an information-filled day! We hope to see you there!