STOCKTON, Mo. — More weeds are invading our pastures and reducing available acres for cattle to graze. This can lead to reduced pasture utilization and reduced profit potential of the cattle operation. “Reducing weeds in pastures increases grazable acres for cattle which should improve pasture utilization and profit potential for the cattle operation,” says Patrick Davis Regional MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist. “Also, profit potential can be improved by better cattle grazing management and incorporation of forages to extend pasture grazing through the fall and winter,” says Davis.
University of Missouri Extension will be providing a pasture and forage management workshop in Nevada, Mo. on August 2nd. The workshop will be held at the Centennial Building at the Vernon County Youth Fairgrounds at 1488 East Ashland St., Nevada, Mo. 64772 at 2:00 p. m. MU Extension speakers and topics covered are as follows:
● Pat Miller, MU Extension Regional Agronomy Field Specialist, will be discussing pasture weed control and improvement
● Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist, discussing forage alternatives to extend the cattle grazing season
Cost of the workshop is $10 per person. Registration along with payment for the workshop needs to be done by August 1st to the Vernon County MU Extension Center (100 W. Cherry St., Vernon County Courthouse, Nevada, MO 64772). For questions or more information, contact the Vernon County MU Extension Center at 417-448-2560 or Patrick Davis by email at email@example.com. Contact us immediately if you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated. You may also find more information on how to improve your grasslands at https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/nrcs-mu-grasslands-project.
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— University of Missouri Extension
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