Friday, September 12, 2008

Last Perry County Pasture Walk for 2008

Fall is slowly approaching, the leaves are starting to fall, the nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter...and the pasture walk season is coming to a close for Perry County. The last pasture walk for this year will be held Monday, September 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Wyer Farm near Roseville. New and experienced graziers are encouraged to attend. The farm address is:

8898 Butcherknife Rd
Roseville, OH 43777

The Wyers operate a rotationally grazed cow/calf operation. The focus of this event will be to observe and discuss the fencing, water, and paddock layouts, along with discussion of the management of this established grazing system.

This grazing event is free, no reservations are needed. Perry County pasture walks are sponsored by NRCS, Perry County SWCD, and Perry County OSU Extension. Call (740) 743-1325 if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Last Western Ohio Pasture Walk to be held in Shelby County

What an interesting, challenging year it has been for growing forages in Western Ohio. Starting on a beef operation in Champaign County in May, we have traveled to various grazing operations throughout the season and observed how grasses and legumes were growing at various points in the growing season. We followed the Champaign pasture walk with a stop at a sheep operation in Darke County in June. In July, Miami County hosted the walk with a stop at a small horse boarding facility and August brought us to a retired Extension professional's home in Clark County where he is feeding dairy heifers.

Now it is September and there will be one last stop on the Western Ohio pasture walk series to see how our forages are doing going into winter. The final stop will be held on Thursday, September 18 at the home of Tom and Janet Price, located at 18550 Suber Road, outside of Sidney.

The program will be hosted by the Shelby County Extension Office and, once again, Bob Hendershot NRCS grazing specialist will be the primary speaker. No reservations are required for this event, just show up if you are interested in learning more about how to make sure your forages are ready for winter.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Last 2008 Licking County Pasture Walk

The pasture walk season is coming to a close in Licking County for this year. The last pasture walk is going to be on Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 at the farm of Alice and Lewis Main. New, incoming, and established graziers are encouraged to attend.

Alice and Lewis' farm address is:
6694 Castle Road
Johnstown, OH 43031

Directions: From Newark, take 16W, and continue on OH-37N/Worthington Rd. Turn right onto Johnstown-Alexandria Rd NW/OH-37, and go about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto CR-21/Northridge Rd NW, and go 3.0 miles. Turn left onto Concord Rd NW, and go 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Castle Rd NW, and go about 0.2 miles. Follow posted signs.

There will be a pasture walk through a portion of the grazing system, main topics of discussion will be establishing a rotational grazing system, and management of a cow/calf operation.

The main speaker for the evening is Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist. Steve will be doing a presentation on management of winter feeding costs.

There will be light refreshments served.

This event is free, no registration is required. Licking County Pasture Walks are sponsored by USDA-NRCS, Licking County SWCD, and Licking County OSU Extension.

If you have questions contact Gina Casto (740)452-8618 Ext 108,, or John Johnson (740) 670-5329,

Hope to see you there!